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Staatsoper Stuttgart, 1995, Director: Ulrich Greb

Haydn - Steinke

Die Welt auf dem Mond (1994-95)

(Il mondo della luna / The World on the Moon)
Duration: 90 minutes
Chamber opera in two acts and a prologue, after the opera by Joseph Haydn (1777), in a new musical version by Günter Steinke

Libretto by Wolfgang Deichsel after Carlo Goldoni (G)

Scoring
2colS,A,2T,Bar,B; 1.0.1.0-1.0.1.0-perc-pft-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).


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



World Premiere
3/30/1995
Stuttgart
Ulrich Greb, director
Conductor: Francesco Corti
Company: Ensemble der Staatsoper Stuttgart

Roles

BOHNSACK, businessmanCharacter Bass
CLARICE, his daughterColoratura Soprano
FLAMINIA, her sisterColoratura Soprano
LISETTA, his maidAlto
ASTRADAMUS, inventor, Clarice's loverLyric Tenor
ERNST, shy young man, in love with FlaminiaBaritone
CHICCO, Ernst's servantTenor
FABRIZIO and PROSPERO, servants to AstradamusActors


Synopsis
The merchant Bohnsack has made up his mind to prevent his daughter Flaminia from marrying shy young Ernst. Chicco, Lisetta and the inventor Astradamus, however, have in turn made up their minds to help the two lovers. Thus when three cheerful couples undertake to bamboozle Bohnsack, the match is practically decided against the stubborn old miser. Poor Bohnsack is moonstruck and is therefore easily taken in by Astradamus who promises to enable him to fly to the moon with a magic mixture. On awakening from a deep slumber, he finds himself on the ‘moon’, where the consequences of love sabotaged by a father are demonstrated to him. At first, Bohnsack remains decidedly against the marriage...


Moods
Comic, Poetic


Subjects
Relationships, Society





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