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Photo: Stuttgart Opera 1983 / Abisag Tüllmann
Stuttgart Opera, 1983

Schwertsik, Kurt

The Wondrous Tale of Fanferlizzy Sunnyfeet (1982)

(Das Märchen von Fanferlieschen Schönefüßchen)
Duration: 65 minutes
Opera in ten scenes

Libretto by Karin and Thomas Körner, after Clemens von Brentano (G,E,F)

Scoring
3S,M,2T,2Bar,2BBar,2B; chorus; 3fl(II,III=picc).bcl-3tpt.tuba-perc:marimba/vib/SD/BD/siren/cyms/tom-t/slit drum-pft(=cel)-vln.4vlc.db.
Abbreviations (PDF).


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



World Premiere
11/24/1983
Württembergische Staatstheater, Kammertheater, Stuttgart
Axel Manthey, director
Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies
Company: Staatstheater Stuttgart

Roles

LAUDAMUS, king of ScandaliaTenor
HARUM, his sonBaritone
THROTTLEPUMPA, Harum's wifeMezzo Soprano
FANFERLIZZY SUNNYFEET, witchSoprano
MISS GO-TO-WED, her favourite goatSoprano
ALLINGOODTIME, childTenor
PUMPELIRIO HOBBLEBUCK, Harum's counsellorBass Baritone (with megaphone)
LORD NINEKILLER, the ChamberlainBass Baritone
THE HON. MISS NINEKILLER, his daughterSoprano
OLD WORKERBass
2 BODYGUARDSBaritone and Bass
Virgins, Big Shots, Worthy Soulschorus SATB


Time and Place
Betterbee, capital of Scandalia


Synopsis

In Betterbee, the capital of Scandalia, King Laudamus is dishing out muesli to his happy citizens when a violent palace coup sees him overthrown and murdered by his loutish son, Harum. The tale goes from the unexpected to the outrageous and back again as Fanferlizzy (a woman with magic powers and a goat) defends the people with powerful spells; animals turn into people and people into birds, castles fly through the air and Harum seduces and does away with every innocent girl in the county until supplies run out. Thanks to Fanferlizzy, Harum is reformed and finally humbled and Scandalia is restored to its old prosperity. Until the next time.


Moods
Comic, Poetic


Subjects
Environment, Ethics, Magic/Mystery, Politics, Society






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