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Music Text

Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy; original German version by Ernst Dohm; new German versions by Gunter Selling and Wolfgang Quetes; new English version by Richard Duployen (F,G,E)


2S,3S(M),4T,T(Bar),Bar,BBar; 2 speaking roles; chorus;
Viennese orchestration: 2(II=picc).2.2.2-

Abbreviations (PDF)

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World Premiere
Théâtre des Variétés, Paris
World premiere of version
Kaiserthermen, Trier
Wolfgang Quetes, director / Ensemble Theater Trier / Fabian Dobler
Recommended Recording

Jennifer Larmore / Jun-Sang Han / Peter Galliard / Viktor Rud / Rebecca Jo Loeb / Christian Miedl / Anat Edri / Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper / Philharmoniker Hamburg / Gerrit Prießnitz
Renaud Doucet, dir. / decors & costumes: André Barbe
Unitel Classica / C Major 730908 (Blu-Ray) / 731004 (DVD)

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