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Strauss, RichardDie schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman) op. 80 (1932-35) 130'
Comic opera in three acts

Music Text  
Libretto by Stefan Zweig after Ben Jonson's 'Epicoene' (G,E,I)

Scoring
Major roles: colS,A,lyrT,lyrB,B; minor roles: colS,M,Bar,2B; chorus 3(III=picc).2.corA.3.bcl.3(III=dbn)-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3-4):SD/BD/ cyms/tam-t/tgl/tamb/ratchet/cast/xyl/bells/glsp-cel-harp-org-hpd- bagpipes-strings(14.12.8.8.6).
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.


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


World Premiere
6/24/1935
Sächsisches Staatstheater Opernhaus, Dresden
Dresden State Opera / Karl Böhm


Recommended Recording
Theo Adam, Annelies Burmeister, Wolfgang Schöne, Eberhard Büchner, Jeanette Scovotti, Carola Nossek, Trudeliese Schmidt, Klaus Hirte, Werner Haseleu, Helmut Berger-Tuna, Johannes Kemter, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Staatskapelle Dresden, Marek Janowski
CMS5660332

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