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Music Text

Libretto drawn by the composer from Oscar Wilde's tragedy (G,Cz,E,F,I)

Scoring
Major roles: S,M/A,T,3Bar; minor roles: A,5T,5B,mime 3.picc.2.corA.heckelphone.4.Ebcl.bcl.3.dbn-6.4.4.1- timp(2).perc(6-7):tam-t/cyms/BD/SD/tamb/tgl/cast/glsp/xyl- 2harp-cel-harm-org-strings(16.16.10-12.10.8)

Reduced scoring: 3(III=picc).2.corA.2.Ebcl.bcl.3(III=dbn)-4.3.3.1- timp.perc(4):tam-t/cyms/BD/SD/tamb/tgl/cast/glsp/xyl-harp-cel-strings (16.16.10-12.10.8)

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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
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World Premiere
12/9/1905
Hofoper, Dresden
Dresden Hofoper / Ernst von Schuch
Recommended Recording
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Chandos 9611

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