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Le Rossignol

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Igor Stravinsky


Igor Stravinsky , and Stepan Mitousoff. From a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.


26 May 1914, Paris (Opéra)




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About the opera Le Rossignol

The Nightingale (French: Le rossignol) is a Russian conte lyrique in three acts by Igor Stravinsky. It is generally known by its French name. The libretto, based on the tale of The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen, was written by the composer and Stepan Mitussov.
Stravinsky had begun work on the opera in 1908, but put it aside for several years after he had received the commission from Sergei Diaghilev for the ballet The Firebird. He completed it in 1914, after he had completed his other two major ballets for Diaghilev, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. Stravinsky subsequently turned aside from large productions to concentrate on chamber music and the piano.

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Roles in Le Rossignol

Nightingale Soprano
Fisherman Tenor
Cook Soprano
Emperor Bass
Chamberlain Bass
Bonze Bass
Death Contralto
1rst Japanese emissary Soprano

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Nerod brosal Popularity:

Opera: Rossignol, LeComposer: StravinskyAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Russian

Roles: Fisherman
2Ach zdes ja zdes Popularity:

Opera: Rossignol, LeComposer: StravinskyAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Russian

Roles: Nightingale