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Music Text

Libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson, after Sheridan's play (R,E). Gerhard Schwalbe, Walter Zimmer (G)


2S,M,C(or M),C,8T,T(or Bar),5Bar,4B,silent role; chorus
2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn- dr/SD/cyms/BD/tam-t-hp-str. On-stage musicians (various scenes): gtr;cl-crt-perc(1):BD. Off-stage musicians (various scenes): perc(1):maracas-str(; fl.asax-str(;
2cl- glasses

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Boosey & Hawkes / Sikorski

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes / Sikorski for the UK, British Commonwealth (excluding Canada), Republic of Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Israel.

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World Premiere
National Theatre, Prague
Prague National Theatre Opera
Recommended Recording

Nikolai Fassiev/Alexander Gergalov/Anna Netrebko/Larissa Diadkova/Kirov Chorus & Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Philips 462 107 (3 CDs)

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