THAT I AM ONE AND DOUBLE TOO -- An opera based on Kleist's "The Marquise of O"

THAT I AM ONE AND DOUBLE TOO -- An opera based on Kleist's "The Marquise of O"

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Soloists, 2222 4221 timp perc (2) pf/cel, hp, strings 44433
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Alternate Title
DASS ICH EINS UND DOPPELT BIN (German edition)
Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
120
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Full-length opera, based on  a novella by Kleist, an 18th c. German author, "The Marquise of O".  German version:  "dass ich eins und doppelt bin":  Eine Oper nach Kleists Die Marquise von O...

Major roles

Julietta, the widowed  Marquise of  O.                                            Lyric Soprano
The Russian Graf  Pjotr F. (Count Peter/Pjotr F.                              Lyric baritone
Obrist von G., Julietta’s father, commandant of the citadel              Tenor
Obristin von G., Julietta’s mother                                                   Mezzo soprano
Stephan, Julietta’s brother                                                            Bass- Baritone
Susanne, Julietta’s lady-in-waiting                                                 Mezzo soprano

Other

Julietta’s children: twins, Luise & Mario, about 8 years old               speaking roles (a folklike melody included)
Leader of a group of 5 Russian soldiers                                         Baritone

Group of 5 Russian soldiers                                                         TB  (short solos )
The Russian General                                                                   Bass

Doctor                                                                                       Baritone
Midwife                                                                                      Mezzo soprano                    

7-8 Townspeople (incl SATB quartet)                                (short solos and quartet)

Extras

inhabitants of the citadel and soldiers

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Text Language - Non English
Text Source/Author
Libretto (German version by Gerhard Austin, English version (translated from Gerhard Austin libretto) by Elizabeth R. Austin)
Ensemble Type
solo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments
duo or ensemble+ keyboard
solo voice(s)+large ensemble or orchestra
Genre/Theme
Instrument
Soprano , Mezzo-Soprano , Tenor , Bass Baritone , Bass (voice)

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$194.95 piano/vocal score German or English edition, in 2 volumes. Separate Acts 1 & 2 $119/79
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