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Schweigsame Frau, Die (The Silent Woman)

Composer:
Richard Strauss
Original Language:
German
Librettist:
Stefan Zweig
Description:
Opera in III Acts
Notes:

Text freely adapted from Ben Jonson’s comedy “Epicoene, or the Silent Woman”

Time:
About 1780
Place:
A room in Sir Morosus’ house in a London suburb
Role Voice Part Classification
Sir Morosus Bass L
The Barber (Schneidebart) Baritone L
Henry Morosus (Nephew of Sir Morosus) Tenor L
Aminta, his wife Col-Soprano L
The Housekeeper of Sir Morosus Contralto S
Isotta Col-Soprano F
Carlotta Mezzo-Soprano F
Morbio Baritone S
Vanuzzi Bass S
Farfallo Bass S
A Voice (shouting a few words) Speaking CB
A Parrot (high shrill voice) Speaking B
 
Minimum Chorus:  32
Divisi:  SATB