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Künneke, Eduard

Liselott (1932)

Duration: 120 minutes
Singspiel in six scenes

Libretto by Richard Keßler, based partly on an idea by Heinrich Stobitzer; new version by Gustaf Gründgens (G)

Scoring
3S,2T,buffoT,charactercomic;buffoBar; chorus; ballet; 2(II=picc).1.3sax(or 3cl).1-2.3.1.0-timp.perc-harp-pft-strings (without vla) .
Abbreviations (PDF).


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



World Premiere
12/25/1927
Landestheater , Altenburg
Company: Landestheater Altenburg



World premiere of version
2/17/1932
Admiralspalast, Berlin
Company: Admiralspalast

Roles

PHILIPP, Duke of Orléans, brother of Louis XIVTenor
KARL LUDWIG, Prince Elector of the PalatinateCharacter Comedian
LISELOTT, his daughterSoprano
COUNT WALTER HARLINGTenor
FRANÇOISE, Countess of Grançai, stewardessSoubrette Soprano
CHEVALIER DE LA GARDE, the Duke’s seneshalBuffo Tenor
BLANCHE, Liselott’s French lady-in-waitingSoubrette Soprano
TEMPLE, a banditBuffo Baritone
LOUIS XIVnon-singing role
LEONORE, Baroness of Ratsamtshausen, Liselott’s tutornon-singing role
MARQUIS DE BÉTHUNEnon-singing role
LACROIX, chief cooknon-singing role
MADAME PINARD, housekeepernon-singing role
MADEMOISELLE JÊNE, wardrobe mistressnon-singing role
MADAME DUBOIS, an innkeepernon-singing role
JEANETTE, Temple’s girlfriendnon-singing role
MARCHESE MICHIELLI, envoy of Venicenon-singing role
THE CARIDNALnon-singing role
THE MINISTER OF THE INTERIORnon-singing role
THE MINISTER OF JUSTICEnon-singing role
THE POLICE PREFECT OF PARISnon-singing role
A WAITING MANnon-singing role
Court couple
The King’s Ballet


Time and Place
Heidelberg, St. Germain, Paris, Versailles, end of the 17th century


Synopsis
For reasons of national policy, the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV. wishes his brother Philipp, Duke of Orléans, to marry Liselott, the daughter of the prince elector of the Palatinate. The prince elector knows that the fate of his country depends on this association,. so he urges his daughter into matrimony. Liselott agrees, though she has already crossed many of her father’s strategies, being very attached to the count Walter Harling since her childhood days. Philipp, who cultivates a refined style of life which is close to decadence, is astonished by the free and unladylike behaviour of his German wife. Furthermore, he cannot break away from his mistress. When he and Liselott unexpectedly find themselves in a highly dangerous situation, Liselott saves his life by her courage and her presence of mind. It is but now that Philipp with surprise and admiration realises the upright feelings of his wife, who has fought for him.






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