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Music Text

Libretto by the composer, after the play by Nikolai Gogol (E,G,Cz)

Scoring
Major roles: S,M,A,T,Bar; minor roles: 2T,2B,2speakers 1.picc.2.2.2-2.2.0.1-timp.perc:cyms/BD/SD-pft-strings Reduced scoring by Udo Zimmermann and Rene Hirschfeld (1989): 2.1(=corA).1(=bcl).1(=dbn)-1.1.1.0-perc(1):timp/BD/SD/susp.cym/tgl- pft-strings(1.1.1.1.1)

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

Opera
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World Premiere
07/02/1953
NBC TV Opera Theater, New York, New York
Peter Herman Adler, director / NBC TV Opera Theater / Guido Cantelli
World stage premiere
13/03/1954
Hamburg
Hamburg State Opera / Horst Stein
World premiere of version
21/09/1989
Opera Bonn, Werkstattbuhne
Behnke, Strauch, Szirmay, Wood / Beethovenhalle Orchestra / Udo Zimmerman
Recommended Recording
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Vladimir Bauer, Josef Stefl, Brno Janácek Opera Orchestra, Václav Nosek
Supraphon SU33792

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