Viola, JB 2:48 (Smetana, Bedřich)



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Copyist Jan Malát (1843–1915), Otakar Hostinský (1847–1910), and František Bartoš (1905–1973)
Language Czech
Publisher. Info. Prague: Hudební matice, 1946. Plate H.M. 958.
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General Information

Work Title Viola
Alternative. Title
Composer Smetana, Bedřich
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. JB 2:48
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 scenes (unfinished)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1874-75, 1883-84
First Performance. 1900-03-15 – Prague, National Theatre [concert performance of extracts]
First Publication. 1903 (vocal score)
Librettist Eliška Krásnohorská (1847–1926)
Language Czech
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo Voices, Chorus, Orchestra
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Misc. Comments


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  • Viola, twin sister to Sebastian — mezzo-soprano
  • Sebastian, twin brother to Viola — soprano
  • Olivia (Olivie), a countess — mezzo-soprano
  • Sir Toby (Zeman Tobiáš), Olivia's uncle — baritone
  • Sir Andrew (Zeman Ondřej), his companion — tenor
  • Malvolio, a steward — baritone
  • Marie, a gentlewoman — soprano
  • Jester (Šašek) — baritone
  • Antonio, a captain — bass
  • Marco (Marko), an old fisherman — bass