Catharina Cornaro, Op.71 (Lachner, Franz Paul)



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Editor "Neue Auflage"
Language German/French
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.[1846]. Plate 6787.
Misc. Notes Date 1846 from inside title page (may or may not count as copyright?). "Neue auflage" according to page 4 (which also has the date). First (1842) edition may have had the same plates though, would have been consistent with Schott table. (Revision for Berlin, "mit der Umarbeitung des 4. Acts" etc.)
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For Piano 4 hands

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott Söhne, n.d.[1842]. Plate 6788.
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General Information

Work Title Catharina Cornaro
Alternative. Title Catharina Cornaro, Königin von Cÿpern, grosse tragische oper in vier Akten von St Georges
Composer Lachner, Franz Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.71
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFL 8
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1841 or earlier
First Performance. 1841 December 3, Munich
First Publication. 1842
Librettist Aloys Joseph Büssel (1789–1842), after a tale by Henri Saint-Georges (1799–1875)
Language German
Dedication Thérèse von Bayern
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2.5 hours
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Jakob von Lusignan, König von Zypern (tenor)
Andrea Cornaro (bass)
Onofrio (bass)
Catharina Cornaro (soprano)
Marco Vernero (tenor)
Spiridio (bass)
Angelo (bass)
Page (bass)
Offizier (bass)
Diener (bass)
Bandit (bass)
Mixed Chorus (SSATTBB)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, basset-horn*?, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, percussion (bass drum, side drum, cymbals, triangle, tambourine, bells, tam-tam)
harp, guitar (or mandoline), organ, strings
*"cor-b" in the 1846-47 parts listing (D-DT Mus - n 141)
Primary Sources Autograph full score, 1841 (D-Mbs 4115)
Mss full score, ca.1841 (D-Hs ND VII 216)
Mss scores and parts, 1846-47 (D-DT Mus - n 141)

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According to German Wikipedia, the subject's life was the inspiration for at least 5 operas (including Lachner's and Donizetti's.)