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Music Text

Libretto by Richard Batka after Ferdinand Raimund (G)

Scoring

3S,2A,2T,2Bar,B;
2(II=picc).2.2.2-4.2.3.1-timp.perc(3):tgl/susp.cym/SD/BD-harp-strings; on-stage: cl-SD;
off-stage: female chorus & harm

Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes Bote & Bock

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

World Premiere
10/1/1903
Königliches Opernhaus, Dresden
Conductor: Ernst von Schuch
Company: Königliches Opernhaus Dresden

Roles

ASTRALAGUS, the King of the Alps Baritone
RAPPELKOPF Baritone
SABINE, his wife Alto
MARTHE, his daughter Soprano
HANS, musician Tenor
LIESCHEN Soprano
HABAKUK Tenor
VEIT MEINHART, carpenter and village musician Bass
KATHARINE, his wife Alt
SUSL, his daughter Soprano
TONI, his little son silent role
Moods

Comic

Subjects

Magic/Mystery, Relationships




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