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Szép magyar komédia
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English title:
A Beautiful Hungarian Comedy

a lyric opera in 5 acts

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

libretto compiled and edited by Tamás Beischer-Matyó

the action takes place in the Scene 1 of the Act I on the Island of Candia (Crete), the rest in a Tuscan forest, in the second half of the 16th century

duration: 146 minutes

2018-2021
Characters
CREDULUS
baritone

JULIET, worshiping by Credulus
soprano

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

SYLVANUS, friend of Credulus
baritone

GALATEA, lover of Sylvanus
soprano

DIENES, Sylvanus' shepherd, a peasant
tenor

ECHO, a fairy woman
mezzo-soprano

THYRSIS (YOUNG CREDULUS)
dancer

ANGELICA (YOUNG JULIET)
dancer

MONTAN
dancer

ADULT CREDULUS
dancer

ADULT JULIET
dancer

LEADER OF BARDS
baritone

3 BARDS
tenor, baritone, bass

Fairies
girls' choir

Nymphs, fauns, shepherds, shepherdesses
choir, dancers

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

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

percussion (8 players)
marimba (C2-C7), vibraphone, xylophone, crotales (C6-C8), sleigh bells, 4 conga drums (quinto, conga, tumba and super tumba),
2 bongos, 2 timbales, triangle, tambourine,
5 temple blocks

harp, harpsichord
lute (only in Act III, Scene 1)

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