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Prokofieff, SergeThe Duenna (Betrothal in a Monastery) op. 86 (1940-41) 156'
Opera in four acts

Music Text  
Libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson, after Sheridan's play (R,E)

Scoring
2S,M,C(or M),C,8T,T(or Bar),5Bar,4B,silent role;chorus 2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc:tgl/wooden dr/tamb/SD/ maracas/cyms/BD/tam-t-harp-strings. On-stage musicians (various scenes): gtr;cl-crt-perc(1):BD. Off-stage musicians (various scenes) : perc(1):maracas-strings(4.0.2.3.0); fl.asax-strings(2.0.3.2.2); 2cl-2.1.1.1-perc:tgl/cyms/BD/pitched glasses This work is represented by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK, British Commonwealth (excluding Canada), Republic of Ireland, mainland China, Korea and Taiwan.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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


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


World Premiere
5/5/1946
National Theatre, Prague
Prague National Theatre Opera


Recommended Recording
Nikolai Fassiev/Alexander Gergalov/Anna Netrebko/Larissa Diadkova/Kirov Chorus & Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Philips 462 107 (3 CDs)

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