Pfitzner, Hans: Das Christ-Elflein (The Little Elf of Christ) op. 20 (1906, rev.1917) 90' Opera in two acts
Music Text Libretto by the composer after the Christmas story by Ilse von Stach (G)
Scoring Major roles: 2S,T,Bar,2B; minor roles: T,B,2speakers,mime;
harp-strings; tpt on stage. Abbreviations (PDF).
Territory This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for all countries except Germany, Italy, Portugal, Danzig, and the former territories of the USSR.
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World Premiere 12/11/1906 Hoftheater, Munich unknown / Felix Mottl
World premiere of version 12/11/1917 Court Opera, Dresden Dresden Court Opera / Fritz Reiner
Marlis Petersen, Martina Rüping, Kevin Connors, Christian Bauer, Andreas Hörl, Michael Volle, Friedemann Röhlig, Richard Salter, Andrea Sokol, Tölzer Knabenchor, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Claus Peter Flor. CPO 777 155-2 (two CDs)