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Music Text

Libretto by the composer after the Christmas story by Ilse von Stach (G)

Scoring
Major roles: 2S,T,Bar,2B; minor roles: T,B,2speakers,mime; chorus 2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2.2-2.1.0.0-timp.perc:tgl/tam-t/tamb/t.bells- harp-strings; tpt on stage

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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.

Opera
For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.


World Premiere
12/11/1906
Hoftheater, Munich
unknown / Felix Mottl
World premiere of version
12/11/1917
Court Opera, Dresden
Dresden Court Opera / Fritz Reiner
Recommended Recording
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Marlis Petersen, Martina Rüping, Kevin Connors, Christian Bauer, Andreas Hörl, Michael Volle, Friedemann Röhlig, Richard Salter, Andrea Sokol, Tölzer Knabenchor, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Claus Peter Flor.
CPO 777 155-2 (two CDs)

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