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ABESSALOM UND ETERI. Oper in vier Akten (5 Bilder)

Composer: Paliaschwili, Sachari
Lyricists: Kchel, Jrgen
Offermanns, Wolfgang
Amaschukeli, Nelly
Playing time: 161:00
Opus/Year: (1919)
Genre: Opera
Instrumentation: 3(Picc),3(EnglHorn),2(2A-Klar),2 4,3,3(BPos),1 Pk, Schl (Trgl, Doli, Dimplipito, Daira, Tamb, kl.Tr, gr.Tr, Bk Tam-t, Glsp), 2 Mandolinen, Harfe, Streicher


The orphan girl Eteri sits in the forest, lamenting her troubled life in the house of her evil stepmother. A hunting party approaches. Before Eteri can flee, she is discovered by the Kings son, Abessalom. He is so impressed by her beauty that he falls in love with her and swears eternal love to her. The vizier Murman is also filled with passion for her. The wedding of Abessalom and Eteri is celebrated at the castle. Then the jealous vizier thinks up a devious scheme to gain power over Eteri: he gives the bride a little box with an enchanted necklace which causes her to fall seriously ill. Only Murman can cure the illness. Abessalom, with a heavy heart, sends her to Murmans crystal palace in order to save her life. She regains her health there, but suffers from being separated from Abessalom. He has meanwhile become ill with worry and travels to the viziers palace to see Eteri. She, however, cannot forgive Abessalom for having turned her over to another man, although she understands that he saved her life by doing so. Having returned to his castle, Abessaloms condition worsens dramatically. When Eteri, who has meanwhile seen through Murmans deception, anxiously hurries to Abessalom, he dies in her arms. In desperation, she stabs herself with the dagger that Abessalom had once given her.


Einleitung (1.) 5:00
Jgerlied (Awantil durchstreifte) (2.) 3:00
Arie der Etheri (Bse Mutter mein) (3.) 3:00
Jgerlied (4.) 4:00
Szene Etheri/Abessalom/Murman (Dich suchte) (5.) 10:00
Szene Etheri/Stiefmutter (Etheri so folg) (6.) 4:00
Szene und Duett Abessalom/Eteri (7.) 10:00
Arie des Murman (Holde Sonne) (8.) 4:00
Ehre dem Knig (9.) 7:00
Hochzeitszug (Haraldi) (10.) 6:00
Mge Gott geschehen lassen (11.) 5:00
Autritt des Murman (Ich wei nicht) (12.) 3:00
Canzonetta der Marich (Liebe meines) (13.) 5:00
Ballett (14.) 10:00
Szene und Arie des Abessalom (Ach, ich such) (15.) 5:00
Finale (Wai! Was fr ein Tag) (16.) 20:00
Szene und Arie der Etheri (Die Eltern) (17.) 4:00
Auftritt der Naana (Dieses Mdchen) (18.) 10:00
Szene Abessalom/Hofmeister/Murman (19.) 3:00
Duett Abessalom/Murman (Murmano, sag) (20.) 3:00
Szene und 2. Duett Abessalom/Murman (21.) 8:00
Szene Natela/Abessalom (Nach wem sehnst) (22.) 3:00
Duett Etheri/Natela (Etheri, ich bin) (23.) 4:00
Kurze Szene Natela/Abessalom (24.)
Mich, die Jngste (25.) 10:00
Bruder hier ist deine Etheri (26.) 3:00
Zwischen Wimpern (27.) 4:00
Schlussszene: Abessalom/Etheri (Bald trennt) (28.) 5:00

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