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Music Text

Libretto by Peter Lund (G)

Scoring

S,M,3T,3Bar,BBar; opt. chorus;
2.2.2.2-4.2.2.btrbn.0-timp.perc(1)-pft/kbd-harp(opt)-strings; winds opt. double picc.bcl.dbn
(also version for 3kbd-vln.vlc)

Abbreviations (PDF)

World Premiere
3/12/2004
Renaissancetheater, Wien
Peter Lund, director
Conductor: Niclas Ramdohr / Gerald Schuller
Company: Theater der Jugend Wien

World premiere of version
4/22/2004
Neuköllner Oper, Berlin
Peter Lund, director
Conductor: Hans-Peter Kirchberg / Niclas Ramdohr
Company: Neuköllner Oper

Roles

JOHN MERRICK, the Elephant Man Tenor
DR TREVES, a renowned physician Baritone
ANNA, his daughter Soprano
MISS KENDALL, a famous actress Mezzo-Soprano
FAGHEAD, owner of the Elephant Man Tenor
Circus Director / Queen Victoria High Baritone
Skeleton Man Baritone
Bearded Lady Bass-Baritone
Siamese Twins / Butler Tenor
Funfair folks, London citizens, Freaks opt. chorus
Time and Place

London, 1862

Moods

Romantic, Tragic

Subjects

History, Society




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