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Marc Blitzstein

Regina (Original)

Subtitlean opera in three acts
Text informationLibretto by the composer from Lillian Hellman's play 'The Little Foxes'
Year(s) composed1946-48
Instrumentation1(pic, cl).1(ca, cl).1(fl, Ebcl).1(cl, bcl)-; [Angel Band (on stage): tpt,cl.banjo(gtr),tbn,washboard(drums)] - [Chamber Trio (on stage): pno, vn, vc]
PremiereOctober 31, 1949; 46th Street Theatre, New York, NY; Maurice Abravanel, conductor; Bobby Lewis, director; Anna Sokolow, choreographer
CommissionDedicated to the Koussevitzky Music Foundation
RolesRegina Giddens - Soprano, Alexandra Giddens (Zan) - Soprano, Birdie Hubbard - Soprano, Addie - Contralto, Horace Giddens - Bass, Benjamin Hubbard - Baritone, Oscar Hubbard - Baritone, Leo Hubbard - Tenor, Cal - Baritone, William Marshall -Tenor, Jabez (Jazz) (Trumpet in Angel Band) - Baritone, John Bagtry - Actor, Belle -Walk-On; Chorus of Townspeople - [SATB]