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Music Text

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


2colS,3M,A,7T,2Bar,6B; ballerina; chorus in the pit (including M,A soloists) 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)

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.

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

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

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