Die schweigsame Frau, Op.80 (Strauss, Richard)

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Verlag Dr. Richard Strauss, 1935.
Reissue - Berlin: Adolphe Fürstner, 1935. Plate A. 8300 F.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi
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Work Title Die schweigsame Frau
Alternative. Title The Silent Women, Comische Oper (Comic Opera)
Name Translations La dona silenciosa; La donna silenziosa; La mujer silenciosa; A hallgatag asszony; Молчаливая женщина; 無口な女; A Mulher Silenciosa; 말 없는 여인; 沉默的女人
Name Aliases La Femme silencieuse; Die Schweigsame Frau; Den stilfærdige kone
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 183466777; LCCN: n79105484; GND: 300157266; BNF: 13919913b
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.80 ; TrV 265
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRS 91
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1932-35
First Performance. 1935-06-24 in Dresden: Semperoper
Karl Böhm (conductor)
First Publication. 1935 (Schott / Fürstner)
Librettist Stefan Zweig (1881-1942)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
Sir Morosus, a retired admiral: (bass)
Widow Zimmerlein, Sir Morosus's housekeeper: (contralto)
Schneidebart, a barber: (high baritone)
Henry Morosus, nephew of the admiral: (high tenor)
Aminta, Henry's wife: (coloratura soprano)
Isotta, opera singer: (coloratura soprano)
Carlotta, opera singer: (mezzo soprano)
Morbio, opera singer: (baritone)
Vanuzzi, opera singer: (low bass)
Farfallo, opera singer: (low bass)
The Parrot: (spoken)
Chorus (SATB)
Actors and neighbors
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn, clarinet (C), 2 clarinets (B, A)
bass clarinet (B, A), 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon)
4 horns (A, G, F, E, E, D), 3 trumpets (E, E, C, B), 3 trombones, bass tuba
Timpani, percussion (3-4):
(Snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, tambourine, ratchet, castanets,
xylophone, bells, glockenspiel)
Bagpipes, celesta, harpsichord, organ, harp, strings (14,12,8,8,6)
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