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Music Text

Libretto by Susanne Felicitas Wolf (G)


S,Bar,narrator; cl-trbn-perc(1)-harp-vln

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Boosey & Hawkes / Bote & Bock

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

World Premiere
Philharmonie Luxembourg, Salle de Musique de Chambre, Luxembourg
Anna Katharina Bernreitner, director
Company: Philharmonie Luxembourg


RAGNA Soprano
VALEMON Baritone

Polar Bear King Valemon asks Count Erik for the hand of his daughter Ragna. Erik refuses, but Ragna agrees. She has dreamed about Valemon and knows: his heart is full of love. She follows the bear to his castle. Valemon reveals a secret to Ragna: at night he becomes human, but he is only allowed to be with her in the dark, never showing himself. Ragna promises not to question anything. Luck is great until a letter from her mother arrives: Valemon is an evil troll. Ragna looks at her sleeping husband. Valemon wakes up. Horror: Now he must enter the realm of the troll queen who has bewitched him. Ragna vows to save him…
Philharmonie Luxembourg


Poetic, Romantic


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