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Music Text

Libretto by Susanne Felicitas Wolf; French version by Béatrice Lachaussée (G,F)

Scoring

S,M,2T,3Bar; children's choir;
1.1.1.1(=dbn)-1.1.1.1-perc(2)-cel-strings(3.3.3.3.2)

Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

B&B

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Availability

World Premiere
3/11/2022
Philharmonie (10am) (Pre-opening for schools), Luxembourg
Wolfgang Nägele, director
Conductor: David Niemann
Company: Pueri Cantores / Orchestre Philharmonie du Luxembourg

Roles

LENE DAHL, a young girl Soprano
KING HENRIK THE HELPLESS, the narrator high Baritone
LIV, a stout-hearted she-wolf Mezzo-Soprano
DAPPERT DAPP, the heartless giant Bass-Baritone
The Princes’ Trio (sons of Henrik):
HANNO high Tenor
FRODE Tenor
BJÖRN Baritone
The woods, and petrified children boys' chorus
Synopsis

King Henrik the Helpless of Fairyland is desperate, his three sons have disappeared without a trace. Apparently they are in the Dark Forest, where nobody wants to search because the evil, heartless giant lives there. The only one who wants to help Henrik is Lene Dahl, a girl from today.

Lene has found her grandfather's "I-see-through-space-and-time-telescope-and-talking-tube" and uses it to watch out into fairyland. She hurries there on a time spiral, goes in search of the princes and makes new friends, such as the clever she-wolf Liv. Together with Liv, Lene ventures into the castle of the giant Dappert Dapp, where the princes are said to be. And there, Lene makes a proposal to the heartless giant...

Moods

Poetic

Subjects
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