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Einem, Gottfried von: Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit of the Old Lady) op. 35 (1968-70) 130'
Opera in three acts

Music Text

Libretto by Friedrich Dürrenmatt; English version by Norman Tucker (G,E,F,I)

Scoring

Major roles: M,heldT,Bar; minor roles: 2S,lyrS,M,8T,3Bar,3BBar,2B,speaker,mime; chorus; 2.picc.2.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.perc:tamb/cyms/SD/TD/BD/tam-t/gong/tgl-gtr-strings; On-stage: 2bells,station bell,firebell

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World Premiere

23/05/1971
Staatsoper, Wien
Otto Schenk, director / Wiener Staatsoper / Horst Stein



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