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Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Walton; Stuart Hutchinson; Christopher Hassall; Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"Troilus and Cressida, William Walton's only full-length opera, received its première at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garde, on 3 December 1954. Walton produced a substantially revised and more compact version for a new production there in 1976, in which much of the soprano role of Cressida was transposed down, enabling it to be sung by a mezzo-soprano. In January 1995, nearly twelve years after the composer's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Scores
Partitions
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: William Walton; Stuart Hutchinson; Christopher Hassall; Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN: 0193386089 9780193386082
OCLC Number: 52117272
Language Note: Words in English with German translation.
Notes: Libretto by Christopher Hassall; based on: Troilus and Criseyde / Geoffrey Chaucer.
The "Opera North" version of the opera (the composer's 1976 revision, but with the role of Cressida restored to its original soprano range).
Duration: ca. 2:15:00.
Includes pref., notes on sources, and textual notes.
Description: 1 score (xlv, 654 pages) : 4 facsimiles ; 34 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Sources --
Textual notes --
Casts --
Facsimiles --
Troilus and Cressida --
Act I --
Act II --
Act III.
Other Titles: Troilus and Cressida.
Troilus und Cressida
Responsibility: William Walton ; edited by Stuart Hutchinson.
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"Troilus and Cressida, William Walton's only full-length opera, received its première at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garde, on 3 December 1954. Walton produced a substantially revised and more compact version for a new production there in 1976, in which much of the soprano role of Cressida was transposed down, enabling it to be sung by a mezzo-soprano. In January 1995, nearly twelve years after the composer's death, the opera was restaged in Leeds by Opera North in the present form; this constitutes the revised 1976 version, but with the original soprano key structure of the 1954 version restored. It is in this 'Opera North' version, which was commissioned jointly by the William Walton Trust and Oxford University Press, that the full score of the opera now receives its first publication"--p. vii.

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