Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

Der Goldene Drache / The Golden Dragon


Original / Hungarian title
Der Goldene Drache / Az aranysárkány
Foreign language / English title
Der Goldene Drache / The Golden Dragon
Musiktheater / Zenés színdarab
Year of composition

Stage work
Number of players
S., Ms., 2 T., Bar. - fl. (anche fl.a., picc.), ob. (anche, cl. in A (anche cl.s. in Es), cl.b. (anche cl. in A, cl.cb.), fg. (anche cfg.) - cor., 2 tr., trb. - perc. (2 esec. - I: 4 crot., vibr., 7 camp., gliss. gong, tam-tam, ptto.sosp.,, tibetan ptto., ptp., chinese gr.c., conga, metal guiro, maracas, cab., claves, wood bl., wood plank (ca. 3-4cm thick), Vegetable knife, Plastic comb, Bottle (very low pitch, dull sound), 2 schnapps glasses (to be clinked); II: campli., xil., 10 crot., 2 camp., trg., ptto.sosp.,, tibetan ptti., chinese ptto., 5 gong, burma gong, 2 chienese gliss. gong, chinese bongo, metal chimes, guiro, caxixi, claves, vibraslap, String of little bells, 5 schnapps glasses, 4 empty wine/beer bottles, Clinking of 2 beer bottles, glass chimes) - sound technicians (2 esec.) - pf., Hammond org. digital - strings: 1 or 6 vl., 1 or 4 vla., 1 or 3 vlc., cb.

(All singers and instruments should be amplified)
90 min

Commissioned by
Ensemble Modern and Opera Frankfurt
Premiere information
29 June 2014, Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt/Main, Germany; Kateryna Kasper (S.), Simon Bode (T.), Hans-Jürgen Lazar (T.), Holger Falk (Bar.), Hedwig Fassbender (Ms.), Ensemble Modern, Péter Eötvös (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Schott Music GmbH &Co. KG, Mainz © 2014, 56955 (On hire)
Available here!
Remarks, other info
Composed: 2013 - 2014

Based on the play of the same name by Roland Schimmelpfennig, arranged by Peter Eötvös

See also a ballad from the opera:
Die lange Reise / The Long Journey