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Music Text

Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (G,Cz,E,F,I,R)


Major roles: dramS,lyrcolS,dramM,charB,B; minor roles: S,A,T;
small roles: 2S,M,A,8T,Bar,6B,mimes; small chorus
BD/glsp/bells/sleigh bells/ratchet-cel-pft-2harp-
strings( reduced where necessary)Off-stage orchestra: 2.
1.1.Ebcl.2- strings( doubl
ed if necessary)

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World Premiere
Hofoper, Dresden
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