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Shchedrin, RodionDead Souls (1966-76) 120'
Operatic scenes in three acts (nine scenes)

Music Text  
Libretto by Rodion Shchedrin after the novel by Nikolai Gogol (R)

Scoring
2colS,3M,A,7T,2Bar,6B; ballerina; chorus in the pit (including M,A soloists) 4.2.3.3-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(4):3gongs/3bongos/flex/vib/sleigh bells/tpl.bl/SD/whistle/glass chimes/crot/bird whistle; tam-t/sleigh bells/jingles/guiro/xyl(or marimba)/whip/tamb/choclo/SD; BD/choclo/hi-hat cym/maracas/2tam-t/cym/susp.cym/2cowbells; Russian bells/tam-t(opt)-cel-hpd-harp-balalaika-elec.gtr-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the UK, countries of the Commonwealth (excluding Canada) and the Republic of Ireland.


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


World Premiere
6/7/1977
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Boris Pokrovsky, director / Bolshoi Opera / Yuri Temirkanov


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