General information
Title CZJuliette (Snář) [auth.]
Subtitle CZlyrická opera o 3 dějstvích
Title ENJuliette (The Key to Dreams)
Subtitle ENlyric opera in 3 acts
Title DEJuliette
Subtitle DElyrische Oper in drei Aufzügen
Title FRJuliette (La clé des songes)
CategoryStage Works and Film Music
Halbreich number253
Durata146' (45' + 61' + 40')
Instruments3322-4331-Timp-Batt-Camp-Fisarm(na scéně/on the stage)-Pf-Archi
List of charactersMain roles: Juliette (S), Michel (T); other roles: 5 mS, 2 A, 3 T, 3 Bar, 6 B, 1 Sp, mixed choir [for instance commissar (T), man with a helmet (Bar), man in the window (B), small Arab (mS or A), old Arab (B) etc.]
Dedicatee Talich, Václav
Diplomatic transcription of the dedicationMilému příteli | V. Talichovi | ku krásnému prvnímu | provedení Julietty | v Praze 1938
Note on the dedicationDedicated to Václav Talich. Dedication written on the title page of the autograph score.
Origin
Place of compositionParis
Year of origin1937
Initiation of composition17.05.1936
Completion of composition24.01.1937
First performance
Performer Václav Talich (dir./cond.), Jindřich Honzl (režie/direc.), František Muzika (scéna/stage design), Joe Jenčik (choreografie), Ota Horáková (Juliette), Jaroslav Gleich (Michel)
Gleich, Jaroslav
Honzl, Jindřich
Horáková, Ota
Jenčík, Joe
Muzika, František
Talich, Václav
Date of the first performance1938-03-16
Location of the first performancePrague, National Theatre
Ensemble
Autograph deposition
InstitutionNational Theatre, Prague
Deposition locationPrague
OwnerNational Theatre in Prague
Note on the autograph depostitionAutograph piano reduction and copy of the piano reduction by a copyist (with French lyrics inscribed by B. Martinů) are held by the Bohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička. *** Draft located at the Moravian Museum in Brno.
Copyright
CopyrightDilia, Prague
CopyrightDilia, Prague
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Editions
Boosey & Hawkes, United Kingdom, 1997
Call number at the BM Institute: 1006a KV
Specification of the edition: Reprint of the original vocal score (Melantrich 1947) with Eglish text (1997)
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Melantrich, Prague, 1947
Call number at the BM Institute: 1006b KV
Specification of the edition: 1st edition, vocal score
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Bärenreiter, Kassel, Kassel, 1991
Call number at the BM Institute: 1006c KV
Specification of the edition: Vocal score; reprint of Dilia's edition (1991) with German translation
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Dilia – Divadelní a literární agentura, Prague, 1991
Call number at the BM Institute: 1006d
Specification of the edition: Score
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Dilia – Divadelní a literární agentura, Prague, 2004
Call number at the BM Institute: 1006e,f KV
Specification of the edition: Vocal score, urtext edition
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Bärenreiter, Kassel, Kassel, 1991
Call number at the BM Institute: 1006g
Specification of the edition: Conductor's score; reprint of Dilia's edition (1991) with German text
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Dilia – Divadelní a literární agentura, Prague, 2004
Call number at the BM Institute: 1006h
Specification of the edition: Urtext edition, score
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Sources
References Related writings
Documents in the Library
Note Libretto in Czech by Bohuslav Martinů after drama by Georges Neveux. ***French translation by B. Martinů (it was used for the production of the opera for the first time in 2006 in Paris, all French productions before that used the French translation by Bronislaw Horowitz); German translation by Ludwig Kaufmann, new German version of the libretto by Aleš Březina and Dietfried Bernet (2001); English translations by G. Thomsen, Walter Schmolka, David Poutney. *** 1st act completed on 17.06.1936, 2nd act on 03.11.1936, 3rd act on 24.01.1937, piano reduction on 26.01.1937.
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