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Music Text

Libretto by Rodio Shchedrin after Nikolai Gogol (R), Sigrid Neef (G)

Scoring

2colS,3M,A,7T,2Bar,6B;mute role;ballerina;chorus in the pit(8S/8A/6T/6B inc. M,A soloists);
4(III=picc,IV=afl).2.3(III=bcl).3(III=dbn)-4.3.3.1-perc(5):4timp/crot/flex/maracas/guiro/whip/ chocalho/Charleston/tpl.bl/cowbells/tamb/bongos/snare.dr/SD/BD/cym/susp.cym/3gongs/3tam-t/church.bells/glsp/xyl/vib-balalaika-elecgtr/bgtr-hp-cel-hpd-str(0.0.12.10.8)

Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

Sikorski


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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