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Strauss, Richard: Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman) op. 80 (1932-35) 130'
Comic opera in three acts

Music Text

Libretto by Stefan Zweig after Ben Jonson's 'Epicoene' (G,E,I)

Scoring

Major roles: colS,A,lyrT,lyrB,B; minor roles: colS,M,Bar,2B; chorus 3(III=picc).2.corA.3.bcl.3(III=dbn)-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3-4):SD/BD/ cyms/tam-t/tgl/tamb/ratchet/cast/xyl/bells/glsp-cel-harp-org-hpd- bagpipes-strings(14.12.8.8.6)

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for all countries except Germany, Italy, Portugal, Danzig, and the former territories of the USSR.

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World Premiere

24/06/1935
Sächsisches Staatstheater Opernhaus, Dresden
Dresden State Opera / Karl Böhm

Recommended Recording

Theo Adam, Annelies Burmeister, Wolfgang Schöne, Eberhard Büchner, Jeanette Scovotti, Carola Nossek, Trudeliese Schmidt, Klaus Hirte, Werner Haseleu, Helmut Berger-Tuna, Johannes Kemter, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Staatskapelle Dresden, Marek Janowski
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