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Music Text

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

Major roles: 2S,T,Bar,2B; minor roles: T,B,2speakers,mime; chorus 2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2.2- harp-strings; tpt on stage

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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
Hoftheater, Munich
unknown / Felix Mottl
World premiere of version
Court Opera, Dresden
Dresden Court Opera / Fritz Reiner
Recommended Recording

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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