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Anoush

Composer:
Armen Tigranian
Original Language:
Armenian
Librettist:
After the poem "Anoush" by Hovannes Toumanian
Description:
Opera in Five Acts
Notes:

The character of the score of Anoush is deeply imbedded in the folkoric background, and the art of the Ashughs and Sazandars (the wandering minstrels and string players) of mountainous Armenia.

Time:
Abstract (after the advent of Christianity)
Place:
Village of Lori in Armenia
Role Voice Part Classification
Anoush Coloratura Soprano L
Saro (a herdsman) Tenor L
Mossi Baritone F
Anoush's Mother Mezzo Soprano S
Saro's Mother Mezzo Soprano S
Village Elder (Kochva) Bass S
Ohan (a poor laborer) Bass S
Best Man Baritone B
Village Watchman Bass CB
Girlfriends of Anoush
Girl 1 Soprano CB
Girl 2 Alto CB
Girl 3 Soprano CB
Girl 4 Alto CB
Girl 5 Soprano CB
 
Minimum Chorus:  48
Divisi:  SATB