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Gerhard, Roberto: The Duenna (La Dueña) (1945-49) 130'
Opera in three acts

Music Text

Libretto by the composer and Christopher Hassall after Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comedy (E,G). Performing Edition (1991) by David Drew.

Scoring

Major roles: S,2M,2T,2Bar,B; small roles: T,B,3speakers; chorus; dancers 2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2-4.2.2.euph.1-timp.perc(3):xyl/cast/rattle/ 3Chin.tom-t/Korean tpl.bl/tamb/SD/BD/cyms/2susp.cyms/tam-t- cel-harp-strings.

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Territory

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World stage premiere

21/01/1992
Teatro Lirico Nacional, Madrid
Felicity Palmer, David Rendall, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Richard van Allan, Dir: Jose-Carlos Plaza / Madrid Opera / Antoni Ros Marba

Recommended Recording

Claire Powell/Neill Archer/Richard van Allan/Adrian Clarke/Eric Roberts/Susannah Glanville/Opera North/English Northern Philharmonia/Antoni Ros Marbà
Chandos CHAN 9520

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