GOGOL. Opera in 3 Acts and with a Prolog and an Epilog

PROLOG
ACT I
• Overture – Scene 1: Lullaby for the Moon
• Scene 2: In Thy Image
• Scene 3: Do Not Rest in Peace
ACT II
• Scene 4: The Nymph
ACT III
• Scene 5: Running From Oneself
• Scene 6: Market of Brides
• Scene 7: Gogol’s Trial
EPILOG

YEAR: 2010

DURATION: 135′

LIBRETTO BY: Lera Auerbach (in Russian)

INSTRUMENTATION:
2(picc, alto fl).1(cor anglais).2(bass cl).alto sax.2(db bn) – 2.2.2(bass tbn).1 – timp. perc (crot, temple bl, flex, bass dr, tam-t, bells, vibr, marimba). harp. cel. piano. strings – boys’ choir, mixed choir

DRAMATIS PERSONAE:
Nikolai Gogol (dramatic baritone) – Bes (dramatic tenor) – Poshlust / Witch (dramatic soprano) – Death (dramatic contralto) – Maria / Gogol’s mother / Bride No. 1 (full lyric soprano) – Nikolka (boy soprano) – Priest / Herr Doktor / Voice of Vij (dramatic basso profondo) – Bride No. 2 / Voice of Nymph (dramatic coloratura soprano) – Prosecutor / Advocate (bass-baritone/falsetto) – Judge (countertenor) – Bride No. 3 (contralto) Observers, Noses, Gogol Doubles, Mourners, Brides, Children (choir) – Violinist, Nymph, Gogol‘s demons, Mermaids, Brides, Noses (dancers)

PUBLISHER:
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski GmbH & Co. KG
Hire material:  Sikorski Musikverlage (World Wide) | The Music Sales Group (USA)

COMMISSION:
Commissioned by the Theater an der Wien with the support of the Vienna Mozart Year 2006 and patronage by Viacheslav Sheianov in honor of Raisa Sheianova

PREMIERE:
15 November 2011, Vienna
Martin Winkler (Gogol) – Ladislav Elgr (Bes) – Natalia Ushakova (Poshlust) – Stella Grigorian (Death) – Tatiana Plotnikova (Maria) – Sebastian Schaffer (Nikolka) – Deyan Vatchkov (Priest) – Anna Gorbachyova (Bride No. 2) – Maria Peniaz (Nymph) – Falko Hönisch (Prosecutor) – Tim Severloh (Judge) – Iwona Sakowicz (Bride No. 3) – Christine Mielitz (director) – Johannes Leiacker (stage designer) – Arila Siegert (choreographer) – Kaspar Glarner (costumes) – ORF-Radiosymphnieorchester Wien – Vladimir Fedoseyev (conductor) – Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Grazer Kapellknaben, Mozartknabenchor Wien

LIBRETTO in English Translation:
(Original Russian)