Dimitri Chostakovitch (1906-1975)

L'Histoire du Pope et de son serviteur Balda (1978)

adaptation as an opera in two acts by Sofia Khentova


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1978
    • Duration : 1 h 15 mn
    • Publisher : Le Chant du Monde
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Sofia Khentova, d'après Pouchkine

Detailed formation
  • mixed choir(soprano [], viola [], tenor [], bass voice [])
  • 4 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 3 oboes (also English horn), 4 clarinets (also Eb clarinet, bass clarinet), 2 soprano saxophones, tenor saxophone, 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, saxhorn [baryton] , 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 4 percussionists, harp, accordion, accordion [baïan] , guitar, balalaika, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 25 September 1980
    Location :

    URSS, Léningrad, Petit théâtre académique d'opéra et de ballet de Léningrad


    Performers :

    Valentin Kojine : direction, Andreï Petrov : mise en scène.

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