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Jean Sibelius

Jungfrun i Tornet (1896)
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Sub Category
Opera
Year Composed
1896
Duration
37 Minutes
Chorus
SATB chor
Soloist
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone


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Programme Note
Jean Sibelius Jungfrun i Tornet (1896)
Cast:

Jungfrun - The Maid
Fogden - The Bailiff
Älskaren - The Lover
Slottsfruen - The Chatelaine


Synopsis:

Cast in one act, this is a 'number opera' in eight scenes; based on a Finnish popular ballad it tells a tale of true love and justice. The Maiden loves her suitor but is imprisoned in a tower by the castle bailiff who desires her for himself. The locals consequently think that she must have lost her honour. Only her suitor still belives her to be innocent and pure. After the ensuing combat between him an the bailiff, the lady of the castle ordains that the young lovers be reunited.


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