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Music Text

Libretto by Rodion Shchedrin after the novel by Nikolai Gogol (R)

Scoring

2colS,3M,A,7T,2Bar,6B; ballerina; chorus in the pit (including M,A soloists)
4.2.3.3-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(4):3gongs/3bongos/flex/vib/sleigh bells/tpl.bl/SD/whistle/glass chimes/crot/bird whistle; tam-t/sleigh bells/jingles/guiro/xyl(or marimba)/whip/tamb/choclo/SD; BD/choclo/hi-hat cym/maracas/2tam-t/cym/susp.cym/2cowbells; Russian bells/tam-t(opt)-cel-hpd-harp-balalaika-elec.gtr-strings


Abbreviations (PDF)

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes / Sikorski for the UK, British Commonwealth (excluding Canada), Republic of Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Israel.

Opera
For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.


World Premiere
6/7/1977
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Boris Pokrovsky, director / Bolshoi Opera / Yuri Temirkanov

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