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Music Text
Deutsch

Libretto by the composer after Sir Samuel Richardson's novel (E)

Scoring
Major roles: dramS,dramT; minor roles: colS,hS,S,M,A,T,Bar; small roles: girlS,boyS,A,T,Bar,B; chorus; solo female dancer; ballet 3(I,II,III=picc,III=afl).3(III=corA).3(I=Ebcl/ssax,II=asax,III=bcl). 3(III=dbn)-4.3(I=Dtpt).3.1-timp.perc(4):cyms/susp.cym/SD/BD/tam-t/ ratchet/klaxon/glsp/tgl/bells-harp-pft(=cel,optional harm)-strings

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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Opera
For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.


World Premiere
18/05/1990
Coliseum, London
Vivian Tierney/Graeme Matheson-Bruce/ Director: David Pountney / English National Opera / Oliver Knussen CBE

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