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Music Text
Deutsch

Libretto by Friedrich Dürrenmatt; English version by Norman Tucker (G,E,F,I)

Scoring

Major roles: M,heldT,Bar;
minor roles: 2S,lyrS,M,8T,3Bar,3BBar,2B,speaker,mime; chorus;
2.picc.2.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.perc:tamb/cyms/SD/TD/BD/tam-t/gong/tgl-gtr-strings;
On-stage: 2bells,station bell,firebell


Abbreviations (PDF)

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Opera
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World Premiere
5/23/1971
Staatsoper, Wien
Otto Schenk, director / Wiener Staatsoper / Horst Stein
Recommended Recording
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Christa Ludwig (Claire Zachanassian), Eberhard Waechter (Alfred III), Heinz Zednik (Butler), Emmy Loose (Alfreds Frau), Hans Beirer (Bürgermeister), Hans Hotter (Lehrer) / Chor & Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper / Horst Stein (WP Vienna 1971, re-release 2018)
Orfeo C 930 182 1



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