Soldaten, Die (‘The Soldiers’)
- Andrew Clements
Opera in four acts by bernd alois Zimmermann , to a libretto by the composer after jakob michael reinhold Lenz ’s play; Cologne, Opernhaus, 15 February 1965.
Zimmermann began work on his only opera in 1957; the following year it was formally commissioned by Cologne Opera. The first version was rejected by the opera house as technically impossible, and in ...