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Music Text

Libretto by Gustav Beer (G)

Scoring

2S,2T; small roles; speaking roles; opt. chorus;
3(III=picc).2(II=corA).2.asax.tsax.2-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(4):xyl/glsp/crot/cyms/sups.cyms(Crash,Splash)/hi-hat/2tam-t(sm,lg)/2gong(C#,A#)/2cowbell/finger cymbals/SD/BD/tamb/tgl/wdbl/5tpl.bl/ratchet/whip/t.bell(G#)/wind machine/thunder sheet/rain stick/chimes/flexatone/air pump-harp-mand/banjo-cel/org(opt)-strings;
on-stage: ob-3tpt.3trbn-pft-drum set

Abbreviations (PDF)

World Premiere
1/20/1933
Theater im Admiralspalast, Berlin
Heinz Saltenburg, director
Conductor: Manfred Gurlitt
Company: Richard Tauber, Jarmila Novotná, Oskar Homolka and others

World premiere of version
1/25/2020
Komische Oper, Berlin
Barrie Kosky, director
Conductor: Jordan de Souza
Company: Ensemble, Orchester und Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin

Moods

Dramatic, Poetic

Subjects

Politics, Relationships




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