Carl Nielsen


Komisk opera i tre akter


Comic Opera in Three Acts

CNUCarl Nielsen Udgaven (The Carl Nielsen Edition. Royal Danish Library: Copenhagen 1998–2009) I/1–3
CNSCarl Nielsens Samling (The Carl Nielsen Collection, Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen) 329
FSDan Fog & Torben Schousboe: Carl Nielsen kompositioner. En Bibliografi. København 1965. 39

Author: Vilhelm Andersen

Carl Nielsen Edition (Act 1) Carl Nielsen Edition (Act 2) Carl Nielsen Edition (Act 3) Carl Nielsen Edition (Critical Commentary)

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Composition: 1905–06.

In the beginning of the 1890s, Carl Nielsen got the idea to base an opera on one of Ludvig Holberg's comedies. It was not until New Year 1903–04 that he began working out the structure of the opera based on Holberg's Mascarade. The text by Vilhelm Andersen was finished in April 1904; Carl Nielsen did not, however, start composing the music until 1905. In October the work (with an unfinished Act Three) was handed in for evaluation, and in December 1905 it was accepted for performance at The Royal Theatre.

Roles: Jeronimus (B.basso (bass) ); Magdalone (Mezz.S.soprano ); Leander (T.tenore (tenor) ); Henrik (B.Bar.basso baritono (bass baritone) ); Arv (T.tenore (tenor) ); Leonard (T.tenore (tenor) Bar.baritono (baritone) ); Leonora (S.soprano ); Pernille (S.soprano ); En Vægter (B.basso (bass) ); En Vagtmester (Bar.baritono (baritone) ); En Mand, der sælger Masker (Bar.baritono (baritone) ); En Magister (Bar.baritono (baritone) ); En Dreng, der sælger Blomster (S.soprano ); Maskarademesteren (B.Bar.basso baritono (bass baritone) ); En Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); 1. Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); 2. Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); 3. Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); 4. Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); 5. Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); 1. Pige (S.soprano ); 2. Pige (S.soprano ); 3. Pige (S.soprano ); En Officer (B.basso (bass) ); Dansemesteren; Hans Kæreste; Vulcan; Kor af Studenter, Officerer, unge Piger, maskerede Personer af begge Køn
Jeronimus (B.basso (bass) ); Magdalone (Mezz.S.soprano ); Leander (T.tenore (tenor) ); Henrik (B.Bar.basso baritono (bass baritone) ); Arv (T.tenore (tenor) ); Leonard (T.tenore (tenor) Bar.baritono (baritone) ); Leonora (S.soprano ); Pernille (S.soprano ); A Watchman (B.basso (bass) ); A Doorman (Bar.baritono (baritone) ); A Mask-Seller (Bar.baritono (baritone) ); A Tutor (Bar.baritono (baritone) ); A Flower-Boy (S.soprano ); Master of the Masquerades (B.Bar.basso baritono (bass baritone) ); A Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); First Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); Second Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); Third Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); Fourth Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); Fifth Student (T.tenore (tenor) ); First Girl (S.soprano ); Second Girl (S.soprano ); Third Girl (S.soprano ); An Officer (B.basso (bass) ); The Dancing Master; His Fiancée; Vulcan; Choir of Students, Officers, Young Girls, Masked Persons of both Sexes

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