Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Die Nase

  • Opera in 3 acts and 1 epilogue (1927/1928)
  • 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 0 - Balalaika, Kleine Domra, Kleine Domra, Alt-Domra, Alt-Domra, 1. Teil d. Part (frz.), 2. Teil d. Part (frz.), perc(9), hp(2), pno, str(18 16 14 12 10)
  • Duration: 105’
  • Instrumentation details:
    flute (+piccolo, Afl.(G))
    oboe (+c.a.)
    clarinet in B (+Eb- and bass cl.)
    bassoon (+cbsn.)
    horn in F
    trumpet in B (+Kornett)
    trombone
    1. harp
    2. harp
    pno
    Balalaika(4) (altosrnativ: 1. small Domra
    2. small Domra
    1. alto-Domra
    2. alto-Domra)
    perc(9)
    violin I(9)
    violin II(8)
    viola(7)
    violoncello(6)
    contrabass(5)
  • Choir: SATB
  • Roles: Platon Kusmitsch Kowaljoff: baritone Iwan Jakowlewitsch: bass baritone Ein Wachtmeister: very high tenor Iwan: tenor The nose in the form of a state council: tenor Alexandra Grigorjewna Podtotschina: mezzo-soprano their daughters: sopranos 3 little roles some speaking parts 17 soloists from the choir
  • Composer: Dmitri Schostakowitsch
  • Librettist: Dmitri Schostakowitsch
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Nikolai W. Gogol
  • Piano reduction: Karl Götz
  • Translator: Karl Heinz FüsslHelmut WagnerMerle PufferMichel AnceyEdward DownesFedele D´Amico
  • Table of contents:
    Die Nase

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World première

Location:
Leningrad (RU)
Date:
18.01.1930
Conductor:
Samuel Samossud

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