Max Brand: Maschinist Hopkins

  • Opera in 1 prologue and 3 acts (1928)
  • 2 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc, glock, xyl, hp, cel, pno, alto sax, t.sax, str - on stage: retuned (electric) piano, low tam-tam, siren, thunder- and wind-machine, thunder wheet with iron balls
  • Duration: 135’
  • Instrumentation details:
    2·2·2·alto-, tenor-sax.·2 - 4·3·3·1 - timp., perc., glock., xyl. - hp., cel., pno. - str. - on stage: detuned pianino, low tam-tam, siren, storm machine
  • Choir: SATB
  • Roles: Jim, bass Nell, soprano Bill, tenor Hopkins, baritone Kommis, speaking part Spießer, speaking part Beamter, silent part 6 Entertainers: 2 tenors and 4 basses various smaller parts — ballet
  • Composer: Max Brand
  • Text author: Max Brand
  • Translator: Elizabeth Forbes

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