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Strauss, Richard: Die 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

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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

06/06/1928
Sächsisches Staatstheater Opernhaus, Dresden
Dresden State Opera / Fritz Busch

Recommended Recording

Gwyneth Jones/Jess Thomas/Edita Gruberova/Mimi Coertse/Peter Glossop/Peter Schreier/Margaritha Lilowa/Vienna State Opera Chorsu and Orchestra/Josef Krips
RCA 74321-69429-2
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Gwyneth Jones/Matti Kastu/Dinah Bryant/Barbara Hendricks/Willard White/Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Antál Dorati
Decca 430 381-2
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