Schedule C

Death in Venice

Benjamin Britten
Original Language:
Myfanwy Piper

Opera in Two Acts


Libretto after story by Thomas Mann

Munich, Venice and the Lido
Role Voice Part Classification
Gustav Von Aschenbach, a novelist Tenor L
*The Traveler Bass-Baritone
*The Elderly Fop Bass-Baritone
*The Old Gondolier Bass-Baritone
*The Hotel Manager Bass-Baritone
*The Hotel Barber Bass-Baritone
*Leader of the Strolling Players Bass-Baritone
*The Voice of Dionysus Bass-Baritone
The Voice of Apollo Countertenor S
The Polish Mother (Lady of the Pearls) Mime
Tadzio, her son Mime
Her Two Daughters Dancers
Their Governess Mime
Jaschiu, Tadzio's friend Dancer
Dramatic Characters
Hotel Porter Tenor B
Strawberry-Seller Soprano B
English Clerk at the Travel Bureau Baritone B
Danish Lady Soprano CB
Street Singer - Strolling Player Soprano CB
Russian Mother Soprano CB
English Lady Soprano CB
Lace-Seller Soprano CB

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French Girl Soprano CB
Newspaper-Seller Soprano CB
Street Singer - Strolling Player Tenor CB
Glass-Seller Tenor CB
Two Gondoliers Tenors CB (each)
Two Americans Tenors CB (each)
Steward Baritone CB
Lido Boatman Baritone CB
Guide Baritone CB
Hotel Waiter Baritone CB
Restaurant Waiter Baritone CB
German Father Baritone CB
Gondolier Baritone CB
Polish Father Baritone CB
Russian Father Bass CB
Priest in St. Mark's Bass CB
Flower-Seller Soprano CB
Tourist Woman Soprano CB
Two Venetian Shop-Girls Mezzo-Sopranos CB (each)
Six Young Boys on Boat to Venice 3 Tenors, 3 Baritones CB
Post Card-Seller Tenor CB
Photographer Baritone CB
6 Tourists Sopranos, Mezzo, Tenors, Baritone, Bass CB (each)
Minimum Chorus:  36
Divisi:  SATB
Chorus Notes:  

* These roles are performed by the same artist = L.
All above solo roles classified as CB are taken from the Chorus. Other Venetians, Hotel Guests, and Waiters, Gondoliers and Boatman, Choir in St. Mark’s Tourists, Followers of Dionysus, Street Vendors, Beggars, Youths and Girls, guides, etc.
Dancers, and Mime also include the following: Other Boys and Girls, Beach Attendants, Strolling Players, Children who play on the Beach, Polish and Russian Children, etc.