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Die Kluge

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Carl Orff


Carl Orff after the story of the same title by the Brothers Grimm


20 February 1943, Frankfurt am Main (städtische Bü




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About the opera Die Kluge

Die Kluge. Die Geschichte von dem König und der klugen Frau (The Wise [Girl]. The Story of the King and the Wise Woman) is an opera in 12 scenes written by Carl Orff. It premiered in Frankfurt, Germany, on 20 February 1943. Orff referred to this opera as a Märchenoper (fairy tale opera). The composer also wrote the libretto, based on Die Kluge Bauerntochter (The Peasant's Wise Daughter) from the Grimm's Fairy Tales. A performance lasts for about 90 minutes and is often paired with Orff's Der Mond.

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Roles in Die Kluge

The king Baritone
The peasant Bass
Wise daughter Soprano
Prison governor Bass
Donkey owner Tenor
Mule owner Baritone
First vagabond Tenor
Second vagabond Baritone

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1O hatt ich meiner Tochter nur geglaubt Popularity:

Opera: Kluge, DieComposer: OrffAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: The peasant
2Als die Treue ward geboren Popularity:

Opera: Kluge, DieComposer: OrffAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: German

Roles: First vagabond/Second vagabond/Third vagabond
3Lass mich die Tafel bereiten Popularity:

Opera: Kluge, DieComposer: OrffAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Wise daughter