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Music Text
Deutsch

Book by Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire. Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein (E).

Scoring

Major roles: S,2M,T,T/Bar,Bar; minor roles: 2S,4T,6Bar,2B; chorus
2(II=picc).1(=corA).2(I=Ebcl,ssax ad lib).1-2.2.2.1-timp.perc(2):SD/
TD/BD/tamb/bongos/maracas/hand drs/tgl/susp.cym/cyms/tam-t/cast/
wdbls/gourd/xyl/glsp/vib/chimes-
harp-strings


Abbreviations (PDF)

Territory
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Opera
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World premiere of version
5/17/1988
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Jonathan Miller, director / Scottish Opera / John Mauceri
Recommended Recording
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Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Adolph Green, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann, Clive Bayley, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
Deutsche Grammophon 429 734-2

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