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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 Italy, in the second half of the 16th Century

duration: ca. 120-130 minutes

2018-2021
Characters
CREDULUS
- lyric high baritone

JÚLIA, worshiping by Credulus
- lyric soprano

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

SYLVANUS, friend of Credulus
- baritone or heroic baritone

GALATEA, lover of Sylvanus
- lyric coloratura soprano

DIÉNES, Sylvanus' shepherd, a peasant
- tenor

ECHO, a fairy woman
- mezzo-soprano

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

percussion (4 players)
crotales (2 octaves: C6-C8), vibraphone, xylophone (with three and a half octaves:
F4-C8), marimba (5 octaves: C2-C7), boomwhackers, 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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