The Golden Cockerel (opera) (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)

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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1908]. Plate 32402.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1908]. Plate 32402.
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Language Russian / French
Translator Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi (1877-1944), French text
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1908]. Plates 32404, 32406 and 32408.
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Translator Heinrich Möller (1876-1958), German text
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1908]. Plate 32405ª.
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Editor Anatoly Dmitriyev (1908–1978)
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Publisher. Info. N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov: Complete Collected Works, vol.43 (Полное собрание сочинений).
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Hymn to the Sun

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Arranger Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Publisher. Info. New York: Carl Fischer, 1919. Plate 21583.
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Arranger Julius Chaloff (1892–1979)
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General Information

Work Title The Golden Cockerel
Alternative. Title Золотой петушок ; Le coq d'or
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Prologue, 3 acts, Epilogue
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1906–07
First Performance. 1909-10-07 in Moscow, Solodovnikov Theatre
Nikolay Speransky (Dodon)
Fyodor Ernst (Gvidon)
Andrey Dikov (Afron)
Kapiton Zaporozhets (Polkan)
Aleksandra Rostovtseva (Amelfa)
Vladimir Pikok (Astrologer)
Avreliya-Tsetsiliya Dobrovolskaya (Shemakhan Tsaritsa)
Vera Klopotovskaya (Golden Cockerel)
Emil Cooper (conductor)
First Publication. 1908 – Moscow: P. Jurgenson
  • Full score, 366 pages. Plate 32402
  • Vocal score, 206 pages. Plates 32404 to 324082.
Librettist Vladimir Belsky (1866–1946), after Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837)
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Tsar Dodon (Царь Додон) (bass)
Tsarevich Gvidon (Царевич Гвидон) (tenor)
Tsarevich Afron (Царевич Афрон) (baritone)
Воевода Полкан (General Polkan) (bass)
Amelfa (Амелфа) (contralto)
Astrologer (Звездочёт) (tenor-altino)
Shemakhan Tsaritsa (Шемаханская царица) (soprano)
Golden Cockerel (Золотой петушок) (soprano)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
3 flutes (2nd and 3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A/B),
bass clarinet (A/B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (C), alto trumpet (F), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, snare drum, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum,
xylophone, glockenspiel, celesta, 2 harps, strings
Related Works See also the suite from the opera, compiled by others after the composer's death.
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