Saint François (Saint Francis) – baritone
L'Ange (The Angel) – soprano (though sung by a soprano, the libretto refers to the Angel as "he" throughout[1])
Le Lépreux (The Leper) – tenor
Frère Léon (Brother Leo) – baritone
Frère Massée (Brother Masseo) – tenor
Frère Elie (Brother Elias) – tenor
Frère Bernard (Brother Bernard) – bass
Frère Sylvestre (Brother Sylvestro) – baritone
Frère Rufin (Brother Rufus) – baritone
After the 1983 world premiere at the Palais Garnier, Saint François was not staged for almost a decade. The opera was presented on stage again by the 1992 Salzburg Festival (at the Felsenreitschule), directed by Peter Sellars with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the orchestra pit. This production was revived in 1998, again at the Salzburg Festival. Productions at Oper Leipzig (1998) and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (2002) followed. The American premiere took place at the San Francisco Opera in 2002. Since then, the opera was presented in staged productions by the RuhrTriennale at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum (2003), by the Opéra National de Paris at the Opéra Bastille in Paris (2004) and by the Muziektheater in Amsterdam (2008). A new staging premieres at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich on 1 July 2011, under Kent Nagano and stage director Hermann Nitsch, renowned representative of Viennese action painting. - Wikipedia

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