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Music Text

Book by Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire. Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche and Leonard Bernstein (E).

Scoring

Major roles: S,2M,T,T/Bar,Bar; minor roles: 2S,4T,6Bar,2B; chorus
2(II=picc).1(=corA).2(I=Ebcl,ssax ad lib).1-2.2.2.1-timp.perc(2):SD/
TD/BD/tamb/bongos/maracas/hand drs/tgl/susp.cym/cyms/tam-t/cast/
wdbls/gourd/xyl/glsp/vib/glass harmonica (optional)/chimes-
harp-strings

Abbreviations (PDF)

Opera
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Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes, Sole Agent

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

Availability

World premiere of version
10/13/1982
New York City Opera, New York, NY
Patricia Birch, chor / Harold Prince, dir / New York City Opera / John Mauceri
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