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Ramdohr, Niclas

Die traurige Ballade von John Merrick, genannt: Der Elefantenmensch (2003)

Musical

Libretto by Peter Lund (G)

Scoring
S,M,3T,3Bar,BBar; opt. chorus; 2.2.2.2-4.2.2.btrbn.0-timp.perc(1)-pft/kbd-harp(opt)-strings; winds opt. double picc.bcl.dbn (also version for 3kbd-vln.vlc).
Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
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World Premiere
3/12/2004
Renaissancetheater, Wien
Peter Lund, director
Conductor: Niclas Ramdohr / Gerald Schuller
Company: Theater der Jugend Wien



World premiere of version
4/22/2004
Neuköllner Oper, Berlin
Peter Lund, director
Conductor: Hans-Peter Kirchberg / Niclas Ramdohr
Company: Neuköllner Oper

Roles

JOHN MERRICK, the Elephant ManTenor
DR TREVES, a renowned physicianBaritone
ANNA, his daughterSoprano
MISS KENDALL, a famous actressMezzo-Soprano
FAGHEAD, owner of the Elephant ManTenor
Circus Director / Queen VictoriaHigh Baritone
Skeleton ManBaritone
Bearded LadyBass-Baritone
Siamese Twins / ButlerTenor
Funfair folks, London citizens, Freaksopt. chorus


Time and Place
London, 1862


Moods
Romantic, Tragic


Subjects
History, Society





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