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Ägyptische Helena, Die

Composer:
Richard Strauss
Original Language:
German
Librettist:
Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

1193-1184 B.C. (after the Trojan War)

Place:
Egypt
Role Voice Part Classification
Helena, wife of Menelaus Soprano L
Aithra, daughter of Egyptian King; sorceress Soprano L
Menelaus Tenor L
Altair, chieftain of the desert Baritone F
First Servant, of Aithra Soprano S
Second Servant, of Aithra Mezzo Soprano S
Elf 1 Soprano S
Elf 2 Soprano S
Elf 3 Contralto S
Da-Ud, Altair's son Tenor S
Hermione, daughter of Menelaus & Helena (child) Soprano B
The Omniscient Sea-Shell Contralto B
 
Minimum Chorus:  B 15 [Depending upon the use of basses who sing only 8 bars and may be cut]