Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead

  • Opera in 3 acts (1927-1928)
  • critical-practical version (by Sir Charles Mackerras and John Tyrrell)
  • 4 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(4), hp, cel, bass tpt, str
  • Duration: 85’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute (+picc)
    3rd flute (+picc)
    4th flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe (+cor anglais)
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
    3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb)
    bass cl(Bb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in F
    2nd trumpet in F
    3rd trumpet in F
    bass trumpet (+tenor tuba)
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    tuba
    timpani
    percussion(4)
    harp
    celesta
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Choir: TB
  • Roles: Petrowitsch, baritone Alej, tenor Luka, tenor Der Platzkommandant, baritone Skuratoff, tenor Tschekunoff, baritone Schischkoff, bass-baritone a number of smaller parts and silent roles
  • Composer: Leoš Janáček
  • Librettist: Leoš Janáček
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski
  • Editor: Sir Charles MackerrasJohn Tyrrell
  • Language: Czech
  • Translator: Max BrodAlena WagnerováKlaus ZeheleinAntonio Gronen-KubizkiDavid Pountney

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