Boosey & Hawkes Composer News

Search Catalogue

FEATURED COMPOSERS
Prokofieff, Serge: The Duenna (Betrothal in a Monastery) op. 86 (1940-41) 156'
Opera in four acts

Music Text

Libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson, after Sheridan's play (R,E)

Scoring

2S,M,C(or M),C,8T,T(or Bar),5Bar,4B,silent role;chorus 2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc:tgl/wooden dr/tamb/SD/ maracas/cyms/BD/tam-t-harp-strings. On-stage musicians (various scenes): gtr;cl-crt-perc(1):BD. Off-stage musicians (various scenes) : perc(1):maracas-strings(4.0.2.3.0); fl.asax-strings(2.0.3.2.2); 2cl-2.1.1.1-perc:tgl/cyms/BD/pitched glasses 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, countries of the Commonwealth (excluding Canada) and the Republic of Ireland.

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


World Premiere

05/05/1946
National Theatre, Prague
Prague National Theatre Opera

Recommended Recording

Nikolai Fassiev/Alexander Gergalov/Anna Netrebko/Larissa Diadkova/Kirov Chorus & Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Philips 462 107 (3 CDs)

Click here to purchase this CD set from Amazon

cd_cover

Mailing List

Sign up for news updates and offers via email

SIGN UP
Audio Visual Gallery
ONLINE SCORES

Explore our library of 1500 online scores

VIEW SCORES