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Music Text

Libretto by David Pountney (E)

Scoring

Major Roles: S,hS,dramM,M,Bar,B; 13 minor roles; 3 actors; chorus
2(II=picc,afl).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2(II=dbn)-4.3.3.1-timp.perc:
rainstick/BD/foot BD/tamb/wdbl/lg & sm susp.cym/choke cym/tam-t/
glsp/maracas/guero/cyms/bell-tree/vib/flexatone/chinese cym/
lions roar/lg & sm SD/TD/crot/small tpl.bl/marimba-harp-chamber
organ-strings

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Territory
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Opera
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World Premiere
7/5/1996
New Theatre, Cardiff
Paul Whelan/Lisa Tyrrell/Elizabeth Vaughan/Ann Howard/Nan Christie/Gwynne Howell / Welsh National Opera David Pountney, prod/Huntley/Muir, des / Richard Armstrong CBE

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