Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Punch and Judy

  • A tragical comedy or comical tragedy in 1 act (1966-1967)
  • 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 0 - perc(2), hp, str.quin
  • Duration: 110’
  • Instrumentation details:
    tpt, tbn - perc(2), hp, string quintet - on stage: fl (+ picc), ob (+ c.a, ob.d'a), cl(Bb) (+ cl(Eb), bass cl, soprano sax), bs (+ cbsn), hr
  • Roles: Puppenpolly (witch), high soprano Judy (fortune-teller), mezzo-soprano Punch, high baritone Lawyer, high tenor Choregos (Jack Ketch), low baritone Doctor, bass 5 Dancers (mimes): 2 women, 3 men
  • Composer: Sir Harrison Birtwistle
  • Librettist: Stephen Pruslin
  • Original language: English
  • Translator: Iris Brendel
  • Dedication: dedicated to "my Pretty Polly"
  • Commission: Commissioned by the English Opera Group
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Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Punch and Judy  | UE14191A

Opera in 1 Act

  • Edition type: libretto
  • Languages: English
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2221-9
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07050-1
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