Katalog Catalogue 2011 - Verlagsgruppe Hermann

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Katalog Catalogue 2011 - Verlagsgruppe Hermann

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THE CARNIVAL IN ROME

Operetta in 3 acts – RV 502A/B/C

Libretto: Josef Braun, Richard Genée and Max Steiner

after the comedy „Piccolino“

by Victorien Sardou

PLOT

Art (with religious, even anti-religious touches) can

be a principle in life: it can also be a starting point for

an operetta. This one is set in the second half of the

nineteenth century. In a remote village, Marie has a

liaison with the painter Arthur who is passing through.

When he continues on his travels to Rome, he leaves

behind a portrait he painted of Marie. Now a train of

events with many extra characters is set in motion,


But the journey there is as protracted as it is preposterous

and complicated. Marie has to sell her picture


mation

in hints and accompany her; likewise the Falconi

ducal couple with the maniacally jealous Count.

Feelings, irritations, visions, passions and human

weaknesses collide together in a melting pot called

carnival and bubble incessantly. Disguises, decep-


No-one can tear himself away from the half-insane

slipstream of the carnival bustle until Arthur again

recognizes the love of his

THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS VOLUME

lie in the reconstruction of individual numbers from

version A which can now be performed again. The

present publication makes available an outstanding


time, a highpoint of the work.

nuscript

libretto by Josef Braun (version Ø) completes

the documentation about the genesis of the different

versions of the text.

STAGE WORKS / THE CARNIVAL IN ROME

BÜHNENWERKE / DER KARNEVAL IN ROM

SCORING

Kol.-Sopr., 2 Sopr., 4 Ten., Bar., 12 Chorsoli (5 Sopr.,



musik:

2 Trp. (F), Kindertrompeten; alle Bläser und


PLACE AND TIME OF THE PLOT

Act 1: Firstly in a mountain village in the Alps

Act 2: In Rome; Scene 1: a public square in Rome

Scene 2: the court of the home for elderly gentlewomen

and hotel garden

Act 3: In Rome; Scene 1: Arthur’s artist’s studio

Scene 2: a public square in Rome

First performance: 1 March 1873, Vienna,

Theater an der Wien

duration: c. 2.5 hours

MATERIALS

Full Score: edited by Michael Rot

ISMN M-006-61003-4, publisher’s catalogue number:

118A502A/B/C O available on sale: 498 Euros/

complete subscription -20%, part subscription -15%

Vocal score, choral score: supplementary editions,

newly created and edited by Michael Rot,

publisher’s catalogue number: 198B502 A/B/C

available on sale: paperback 87 Euros

Libretto: available separately and taken from the

chapter ‘Libretto’ in the full score, publisher’s catalogue

number: 101A502 A/B/C

available on sale: 34 Euros

Performance material: available on hire from Alkor

Edition Kassel

comprising full score, vocal score, choral score, libretto

and orchestral parts (including duplicates

8/7/6/5/5)

JOHANN STRAUSS

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