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Prokofieff, SergeWar and Peace op. 91 (1941/52) 230'
Lyric-dramatic scenes

Music Text  
Libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson, after the novel by Tolstoy (R,E)

Scoring
lyrdramS,S,lowS,6M,4C,dramT,T,2highT,comicT,lowT,T(or Bar),hBar,hBar (or B),6Bar,2Bar(or B),3BBar,3hB,10B,lowB,2speakers,6silent roles; chorus 2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc:tgl/wooden dr/tamb/SD/ BD/cyms/tam-t/glsp/xyl-harp-strings 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 incomplete
6/7/1945
Moscow
USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Samuil Samosud


World premiere complete
11/8/1957
Moscow
Stanislavsky Opera Theatre / Alexander Sharverdov


World stage premiere
6/12/1946
Leningrad
Maly Opera Theatre / Samuil Samosud


World premiere of version
4/1/1955
Leningrad
Leningrad State Academy Maly Opera Theatre / Eduard Grikurov


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