Siegfried Wagner's Operas

Der Bärenhäuter, in drei Akten, Op. 1 (1898)
(The Man in a Bear's Skin)

Libretto: Siegfried Wagner, based on two tales by the Brothers Grimm
Piano Arrangement: Eduard Reuss and Julius Kniese
English translation: William Aston Ellis
Publisher: Max Brockhaus, Leipzig 1898
Dedicated to Adolf von Gross
Premiere: January 22, 1899 Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater München


Characters:
Hans Kraft, junger Soldat (Tenor)
Melchior Fröhlich, Bürgermeister (Bass)
Lene, Gunda, Luise, dessen Töchter (Sopran)
Pfarrer Wippenbeck (Bariton)
Nikolaus Spitz, Gastwirt (Tenor-Buffo)
Anna, Schankmädchen (Mezzosopran)
Oberst Muffel von der Plassenburg (Bass)
Kaspar Wild, Wachtmeister (Bariton)
Der Fremde (Bariton)
Der Teufel (Bass-Buffo)
Bauern, Bäuerinnen, Soldaten (die Muffel'schen Kompanien), Nixen, eine Schar kleiner Teufel, Kinder
Location: the surroundings of Bayreuth during the Thirty Years War


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