Expand
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • View Our YouTube Channel
  • Listen on Spotify
  • View our scores on nkoda

English Deutsch
Music Text

Libretto by Josefa Elstner-Oertel; new version by Susanne Felicitas Wolf (G)

Scoring

1.1(=corA).2.1-2.1.1.0-timp.perc(2):glsp/tgl/drum/SD/xyl-harp-pft-harm-cel-strings(2.2.1.1.1)

Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

Anton J. Benjamin / Simrock

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Availability

World Premiere
12/4/1928
Stadttheater, Krefeld
Willy Kohl, director
Conductor: Franz Rau

World premiere of version
12/13/2023
Philharmonie Mercatorhalle, Duisburg
Magdalena Schnitzler, director
Conductor: Axel Kober
Company: Philharmonischer Chor Duisburg / Duisburger Philharmoniker

Roles

Narrator
The King's Daughter Soprano
Christ Child Soprano
Mother of the Forest Mezzo-Soprano
Forest Spirit / Goblin Dwarf / South Wind Tenor
Konrad / North Wind Bass-Baritone
Synopsis

The king has lost his way while hunting in the forest due to will-o'-the-wisps jumping all over the place. The goblin dwarf rescues him. As a reward, the king promises him the first thing he sees when he returns home from his castle. It is the king's daughter. So she has to follow the goblin into the glass mountain. She is picked up by his white wolf, but is shaken off by him on the way.

Now begins the long odyssey of the king's daughter in search of the mountain of glass, which leads her to the Mother of the Winds, the Lady Sun and the Good Moon. Finally, St Peter takes the King's daughter on a journey through the starry realm to the Advent Star and the Christ Child, who alone know of the glass mountain. In the Magic Mountain, the wedding of the goblin, who is an enchanted prince, with the evil fairy is about to take place. The king's daughter enters and frees the enchanted prince, who can only be redeemed on Christmas Day, from his fate.

Moods

Poetic

Subjects
Stay updated on the latest composer news and publications