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Nose, The

Composer:
Dmitri Shostakovich
Original Language:
Russian
Librettist:
Yevgeny Zamyatin, Georgy Ionin and Alexander Preis
Description:
Opera in III Acts
Notes:

Text after Gogol

Time:
1830s
Place:
St. Petersburg
Role Voice Part Classification
Platon Kuzmich Kovalyev Baritone L
Ivan Yakovlevich Bass F
Captain of Police Countertenor F
Ivan, Lackey to Kovalyev Tenor F
The Nose Tenor F
Praskovia Ossipovna Soprano S
Duchess' Lackey Baritone S
Newspaper Editor Bass S
Matron (Old Mistress) Contralto S
Doctor Bass S
Yarizhkin Tenor S
Podtochina Mezzo-Soprano S
Her Daughter Soprano S
Market-woman (Boublik-Pretzel-seller) Soprano S
Ivan Ivanovich Baritone B
Peter (Piotr) Fedorovich Tenor B
Speculator Bass B
Honoured Colonel (14 Ms. full chorus on stage) Tenor CB
*Policeman (5 measures) Bass CB
Porter at Police Station (No chorus on stage – 16 meas. to B flat) Tenor CB
*Carrier (Cabman) (7 meas.) Bass CB
Footman (Doorman) (3 meas.) Bass CB
7 Gentlemen 4 Tenors/3 Basses CB
8 Caretakers (Lackeys) Basses CB
10 Policemen 5 Tenors/5 Basses CB

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6 to 8 Hangers-On (Parasites) Sopranos CB
Coachman (2 meas.) Bass CB
Old man (11 meas.) Tenor CB
Father Bass CB
Mother Soprano CB
1st & 2nd Sons Tenor & Baritone CB
1st & 2nd Newcomers (7 & 8 meas.) Tenor & Bass CB
1st & 2nd Dandies Tenor & Bass CB
A Someone (nobody) Bass CB
8 Students 5 Tenors/ 3 Basses CB
A Respectable Lady (4 meas.) Mezzo-Soprano CB
1st & 2nd Sons of Respectable Lady Basses CB
Khan Khosrev Mirza (very little dialogue, non-singing) Speaking CB
Companion Gentleman Speaking CB
Companion Lady Speaking CB
Traveler Speaking CB
Soprano Solo Soprano CB
Tenor Solo Tenor CB
*3 Friends of Kovalyev 1 Tenor/ 2 Basses CB
Friend of Ivan Yakovlevich Speaking CB
 
Minimum Chorus:  40
Divisi:  SATB