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Szép magyar komédia
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English title:
A Beautiful Hungarian Comedy

lyric opera in 5 acts, 12 pictures, with prologue

after Bálint Balassi's poems and drama with the same title, on the basis of Cristoforo Castelletti's Amarilli

libretto compiled and edited by Tamás Beischer-Matyó

taking place and time in the first half of prologue on the Island of Candia (Crete), the others in Tuscany, in the second half of the 16th Century

duration: ca. 125 minutes

2018-2021
Characters
CREDULUS
baritone

JÚLIA, worshiping by Credulus
soprano

BRISEIDA, Júlia's good friend, a wise woman
soprano

SYLVANUS, friend of Credulus
baritone

GALATEA, lover of Sylvanus
soprano

DIÉNES, Sylvanus' shepherd, a peasant
tenor

ECHO, a fairy woman
mezzo-soprano

1st BARD
baritone

3 BARDS
tenor, baritone, bass

Fairies, forest and field creatures,
shepherds and shepherdesses
choir, dancers

Instrumentation
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb, 2 bassoons

2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones (tenor and bass)

percussion (4 players)
crotales (2 octaves: C6-C8), vibraphone, xylophone (with three and a half octaves:
F4-C8), marimba (5 octaves: C2-C7),
2 bongos, 2 timbales, 4 conga drums (quinto, conga, tumba and super tumba), triangle,
jingle bells, tambourine, 5 temple blocks

harp

harpsichord

16 violins (I-IV), 4 violas, 2 cellos, 2 double basses
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