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DAS BESCHWERDEBUCH. Monooper für Bariton und
Kammerorchester nach Anton Tschechow

Composer: Rogaljow, Igor
Lyricists: Neef, Sigrid
Playing time: 20:00
Opus/Year: (1982)
Genre: Opera
Instrumentation: 1,1,1,1 – 1,1,0,0 – Pk, Schl (Trgl, Bongos, Tempelbl, Holzbl, Tom-t, kl.Tr, Bk), Klav, Streicher


A book of complaints lies in a room especially made for it in a railway station in a remote corner of Siberia. The station master keeps the key to the room with great care, the door to which, however, is never locked. Thus the pages of the official book of complaints – intensely guarded and at the same time half-forgotten – turn yellow in pointless expectation. And yet, over the course of the years, some entries are made in the book, their unconnected absurdity resulting in a kaleidoscope of biting comedy ...