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Bösendorfer
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a chamber opera in one act

text: based on Ferenc Karinthy's play, Bösendorfer

the action takes place in Hungary, in the mid 1960's

duration: 110 minutes

1988-1991/2009/2011-2012
Characters
Seller - soprano
Buyer - tenor

The Doubles of Buyer:
Captain Balikó - bass-baritone
Bobby - boy soprano
Granny - mezzo-soprano
Gustav Visincei (alias Wisintzeÿ alias Vacek) - dramatic baritone
Ritter Margit - soprano
Mr. Ferenczi's butler - charaktertenor

Telephone operator - contralto

First performance
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instrumentation
flute (doubling piccolo)
clarinet in Bb (doubling bass Clarinet)
bassoon (doubling double bassoon)
trumpet in Bb

percussion (single player):
timpani, triangle, xylophone, vibraphone, tambourine, 2 conga drums (conga and tumba), snare drum, bass drum, cymbal suspended

piano

violin
viola
cello
double Bass

on the stage:
a Bösendorfer piano (played by ELADÓ)
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