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Franz Schreker: Der singende Teufel

  • Opera in 4 acts (1924/1927-1928)
  • 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp(2), perc(2), hp, cel, str; stage music: 2 0 1 1 - 2 1 0 1 - perc(4), pno, org
  • Duration: 210’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    3rd flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    cor anglais
    1st clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
    2nd clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
    bass clarinet in Bb
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    contrabassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    tuba
    timpani(2)
    percussion(2)
    harp
    celesta
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
    stage music: organ
    piccolo
    flute (+picc)
    clarinet in Eb (+cl(A)
    cl(Bb))
    bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    trumpet in C (+tpt(F))
    tuba
    percussion (3 players)
    piano
    cont.aind the scene: percussion
  • Choir: SATB
  • Roles: Amandus Herz, tenor Lilian, soprano Pater Kaleidos, bassbaritone Alardis, alto Ritter Sinbrand vom Fraß, bass Der Maurische Pilger, baritone Lenzmar, tenor Abt, bass Erster Alumne, soprano Zweiter Alumne, alto Erster Laienbruder, bass Zweiter Laienbruder, tenor Mönche / Kriegsknechte / Volk / Kinder.
  • Composer: Franz Schreker
  • Librettist: Franz Schreker
  • Dedication: Der Berliner Staatsoper und ihrem Leiter Franz Ludwig Hörth in Dankbarkeit
  • Remarks: Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich: www.musikmph.de

The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

World première

Location:
Staatsoper, Berlin (DE)
Date:
10.12.1928
Conductor:
Erich Kleiber

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