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Pfitzner, HansDas Christ-Elflein (The Little Elf of Christ) op. 20 (1906, rev.1917) 90'
Opera in two acts

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.
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.


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


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CPO 777 155-2 (two CDs)

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