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Tchaikovsky, Peter: The Queen of Spades (Original edition) (Pique Dame) op. 68 (1890) 163'
Opera in three acts

Music Text

Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky and the composer after the novel by Alexander Pushkin; original German version by Max Kalbeck; new German version by Rolf Lauckner; English version by Rosa Newmarch (R,G,E)

Scoring

3S,2M,2A,4T,3Bar,2B; chorus; ballet; 3.2(II=corA).2(bcl).0-4.2.3.1-timp.perc(1)-harp-pft-strings
Cyrillic vocal material with German phonetic notation available upon request

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World Premiere

19/12/1890
Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
unknown

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