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Mathis der Maler

Composer:
Paul Hindemith
Original Language:
German
Librettist:
Paul Hindemith
Description:
Opera in 7 scenes
Notes:

Text based on the alter-piece of the 16th Century painter
Matthais Grünewald

Time:
The Peasant's War, about 1525
Place:
In and Near Mainz
Role Voice Part Classification
Albrecht von Brandenburg (Saint Paul) Archbishop of Mainz Tenor L
Mathis (Saint Anthony) Painter in his employment Baritone L
Ursula (a beggar, courtesan, martyr) Riedinger's daughter Soprano L
Regina, Schwalb's daughter Soprano L
Lorenz von Pommersfelden (Wealthy Merchant), Dean of Mainz Bass F
Wolfgang Capito (Scholar) the Cardinal's Counsellor Tenor F
Hans Schwalb (War Lord) Leader of the peasant's army Tenor F
Grafin von Helfenstein (Luxury) Contralto F
Riedinger, a rich citizen of Mainz Bass S
Sylvester von Schaumberg, an officer Tenor S
Truchsess von Waldburg, leader of the Confederate army Bass B
Der Pfeifer des Grafen Tenor B
1st & 2nd peasants Tenors (2) CB
3rd & 4th peasants Basses (2) CB
Der Graf von Helfenstein Silent
 
Minimum Chorus:  40
Divisi:  SATB