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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

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

Opera
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World Premiere
5/5/1946
National Theatre, Prague
Prague National Theatre Opera
Recommended Recording
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Nikolai Fassiev/Alexander Gergalov/Anna Netrebko/Larissa Diadkova/Kirov Chorus & Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Philips 462 107 (3 CDs)

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