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Laks, SimonL' Hirondelle inattendue (Bezdomna jaskolka / The Unexpected Swallow / Die unerwartete Schwalbe) (1965) 40'
Opéra-bouffe in one act

Music Text      Deutsch
Libretto by Henri Lemarchand, based on the radio play "Le Bestiaire inattendu: L'Hirondelle du faubourg" by Claude Aveline (F)

Scoring
colS,S,M,A,T,2Bar,buffoB,B; mixed chorus; 3(III=picc).3(III=corA).3(III=bcl).3(III=dbn)-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3):BD/SD/cym/glsp/tgl/xyl/vib/tam-t-harp-cel-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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


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World Premiere
12/26/1975
Warsaw
Jerzy Sztwiertnia, director / Polish Radio & TV Orchestra Warsaw / Wlodzimierz Kamirski


World stage premiere
8/17/2014
Festspielhaus, Bregenz
Gerald Stollwitzer, director / Prager Philharmonischer Chor / Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg / Gérard Korsten


Press Quotes      Deutsch
"L’Hirondelle inattendue comes along like a piece of ‘absurd musical theatre’ whose verbal wit finds its counterpart in music that is composed with charm and technical mastery ... This gem of twentieth-century operatic literature must not be allowed to be forgotten.” Opernwelt


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