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War and Peace (Voina y Mir)

Composer:
Sergei Prokofiev
Original Language:
Russian
Librettist:
Sergei Prokofiev and Mira Mendelson
Description:
Opera in 13 scenes, Overture and Epigraph
Notes:

Text after Leo Tolstoy

Time:
1805-1812
Place:
Russia – Otradnoye, Petersburg, Moscow, Borodino, Fili, & near Smolensk.
Role Voice Part Classification
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky – Scs. 1,2,8,12 Baritone L
Natalya Rostova (Natasha) – Scs. 1,2,3,4,6,12 Soprano L
Count Pyotr Bezukhov (Pierre) – Scs. 2,6,7,8,11,13 Tenor L
Maria Dmitrievna Akhrosimova – Scs. 2,6 Mezzo-Soprano F
Count Ilya Andreievich Rostov – Scs. 2,3,4 Bass F
Helene Bezukhova – Scs. 2,4,7 Contralto F
Prince Anatol Kuragin – Scs. 2,4,5,6,7 Tenor F
Dolokhov – Scs. 2,5,6,13 Bass F
Prince Mikhail Kutuzov – Scs. 8,10,13 Bass L
Napoleon Bonaparte – Scs. 9,11 Baritone F
Sonya – Scs. 1,2,4,6 Mezzo-Soprano S
Princess Marya Bolkonskaya – Sc.3 Mezzo-Soprano S
Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky – Sc. 3 Bass-Baritone S
Dunyasha – Scs. 6,11,13 Soprano S
Colonel Vasska Denisov – Scs. 7,8,13 Bass-Baritone S
Tikhon Scherbatsky – Scs. 8,13 Bass S
Fyodor – Scs. 8,13 Tenor S
The Old Vasilisa – Scs. 8,13 Mezzo-Soprano S
Matveyev – Scs. 8,11 Baritone S
Madame Peronskaya – Sc.2 Soprano S
Platon Karataev – Scs. 11,13 Tenor S
Marshal Berthier – Sc. 9 Bass-Baritone S
Host (at the ball) - Sc. 2 Tenor B

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Balaga – Sc. 5 Bass B
Matriosha – Sc. 5 Contralto B
Metivier – Sc. 7 Baritone B
Adjutant to General Compans – Sc. 9 Tenor B
Adjutant to Marshal Murat – Sc. 9 Contralto B
Adjutant to Prince Eugene – Sc. 9 Tenor B
Monsieur de Beausset – Sc. 9 Tenor B
General Bennigsen – Sc. 10 Bass B
General Barclay de Tolly – Sc. 10 Tenor B
General Yermolov – Sc. 10 Bass B
General Rayevsky – Sc. 10 Baritone B
Choir Leader (off-stage solo) – Sc. 10 Baritone B (23meas.)
Captain Ramballe – Scs. 11,13 Bass B
Lieutenant Bonnet – Scs. 11,13 Tenor B
Jacque – Sc. 11 Bass B
Gerard – Sc.11 Tenor B
Young Factory Worker – Sc. 11 Tenor or Baritone B
Shopkeeper – Sc. 11 Soprano B
Mavra Kusminitchna – Sc. 11 Contralto B
Ivanov – Sc. 11 Tenor B
Marshal Davout – Sc. 11 Bass B
A French Officer – Scs. 11,13 Baritone B
Old Valet – (to Prince Bolkonsky) (No chorus on stage – Sc. 3) Baritone B (few lines)
Major-Domo (to Prince Bolkonsky) (No chorus on stage – Sc. 3) Bass B (few lines)
Housemaid (to Prince Bolkonsky) (No chorus on stage – Sc. 3) Mezzo-Soprano B (few lines)
Gavrilla (Akhrosimova’s butler) (No chorus on stage – Sc. 6) Bass B (few lines)
General Belliard – Sc. 9 Bass-Baritone B
Adjutant to Kutuzov (Kaizarov) – Scs. 8,13 Tenor B
Lackey (at the ball) – Sc. 2 Tenor CB (5 meas.)
A French Abbe – Sc. 7 Tenor CB (2 meas.)
Trishka – Sc. 8 Contralto CB (5 meas.)
Two Prussian Generals (Klausewitz & Wolzogen) – Sc. 8 Speaking CB
Orderly (to Prince Andrei) – Sc. 8 Tenor CB (5 meas.)
Staff Officer #1 – Sc. 8 Tenor CB (6 meas.)
Staff Officer #2 – Sc. 8 Bass-Baritone CB (6 meas.)
Voice Off-Stage (orderly) – Sc. 9 Tenor (High) CB (7 meas.)
Aid-De-Camp to Napoleon – Sc. 9 Bass CB (6 meas.)
Konovnitsin (General) – Sc. 10 Tenor CB (6 meas.)
First Madman – Sc. 11 Tenor CB (20 meas.)
Second Madman – Sc. 11 Bass CB (20 meas.)
Third Madman – Sc. 11 Actor (silent) MB
First French Actress – Sc. 11 Soprano CB (6 meas.)
Second French Actress – Sc. 11 Mezzo-Soprano CB (7 meas.)
Voice Off-Stage – Sc. 13 Bass CB (4 meas.)
Russian General I – Sc. 8 Speaking CB

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Russian General II – Sc. 8 Speaking CB
Tsar Alexander the First – Sc. 2 Silent Role
Marquis de Caulaincourt – Sc. 9 Silent Role
 
Minimum Chorus:  48
Divisi:  SATB