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Strauss, RichardDie ägyptische Helena (The Egyptian Helen) op. 75 (1924-27) 150'
Opera in two acts

Music Text  
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (G,E)

Scoring
Major roles: dramS,dramcolS,heldT,heldBar small roles: 4S,M,2A,T; chorus 4(III,IV=picc).2.corA.3.bcl.3(III=dbn)-6.6.3.1-timp.perc:BD/tam-t/ SD/cyms/glsp-cel-2harp-org-strings(16.14.10.10.8) Stage band: 0.6.6.0-4.2.4.0-timp.perc:4tgl/2tamb/windmachine.
Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for all countries except Germany, Italy, Portugal, Danzig, and the former territories of the USSR.


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World Premiere
6/6/1928
Sächsisches Staatstheater Opernhaus, Dresden
Dresden State Opera / Fritz Busch


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