Chlestakows Wiederkehr

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Chlestakows Wiederkehr, op.149, (Khlestakov's Return) is an opera in three acts by Giselher Klebe. He also wrote the libretto, based on the play Der Revisor (The Government Inspector) by Nikolai Gogol. The work lasts about 70 minutes.

The opera premiered on 11 April 2008 at the Landestheater Detmold, Germany. It is Klebe's first and only comedic opera. His adaptation of the text is only loosely based on Gogol and adds a significant twist in the final scene.

Role Voice type Premiere cast, 11 April 2008[1]
Conductor:Erich Wächter [2]
Anton Antonowitsch Swosnik,
Town Governor
baritone Andreas Jören [3]
Ammos Fjordorowitsch Ljapkin,
tenor Byoung Oh Kim [4]
Luka Lukitsch,
School Inspector
baritone Joachim Goltz [5]
Artemij Filipowitsch Semljnanika,
Superintendent for the Homeless and the Old
bass Vladimir Miakotine [6]
Iwan Kusmitsch Schpekin,
Post Master
tenor Snorri Wium [7]
Natascha Andrejewna,
Town Governor's wife
mezzo-soprano Brigitte Bauma [8]
Olga Antonowna,
Town Governor's daughter)
soprano Kirsten Höner zu Siederdissen [9]
Iwan Alexandrowitsch Chlestakow,
a young man from Petersburg
tenor Johannes Harten [10]
Chlestakow's servant
tenor Markus Gruber [11]
the Town Governor's servant
Kevin Dickmann
Stephan Iwanowitsch Koropkin,
Policeman spoken role
Director Kay Metzger[12]
Stage & Costume Design Petra Mollérus[13]
Dramaturgy Elisabeth Wirtz

The role names above are spelled as in the German text.


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