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Music Text

Libretto by Sheldon Harnick, based on the play by Edmond Rostand (E,G)

Scoring
S,A,2T,Bar,BBar,B; supporting roles(6 doubled, 6 from chorus):3S,4M,5T,3Bar,BBar,3B; 3 or 4 children, 2actors, chorus 3(II=afl/picc,III=picc).2(II=corA).3(II=Ebcl/bcl,III=bcl).2(II=dbn)-4.2(II=offstage bugle).bugle I onstage.2. euph.1-timp.perc(2-3):glsp/xyl/cel/t.bells/SD/TD/BD/rototoms/cyms/susp.cyms/tam-t/tgl/bell tree/ glass wind chimes/wdbl/slapstick/tamb/mounted cast-harp-strings

Abbreviations (PDF)

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

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


World Premiere
10/09/1994
Hagen
Rainer Friedmann, director / Hagen Theater / Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra / Gerhard Markson

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