Johan Zander (1752-1796)

Kopparslagaren. Opéra-comique in one act

  • Year of composition: Probably in the beginning of the 1780s
  • Work category: Operetta / Comic opera
  • Text author: Carl Envallsson
  • First performed: Den Svenska Theatern, Stockholm, 1781
  • Duration: Approx. 90-120 min
  • Detailed duration: Playing time ca 100 min including spoken dialogue

Instrumentation

(cont) / str

Solo voices/choir

Matths, an old coppersmith (bass)
Fiken, partly foster child, otherwise niece, Carl's lover (soprano)
Carl, Fiken's darling and coppersmith apprentice under the name Zachris (bass)
Polisson, a silly dandy, in love with Fiken (tenor)
Fårberg, a district court judge, Carl's uncle (bass)
Lisken, maiden at Matths' (soprano)

2 sopranos (Fiken, Lisken), 1 tenor (Polisson), 3 basses (Matths, Carl/Zachris, Fårberg)

Examples of printed editions

Swedish Musical Heritage, ed. no. 658 (2014); critical edition by Anders Wiklund (score)

Location for score and part material

Libretto exists at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket.

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Description of work

Overture: Allegro D major 4/4 (C)
No. 1 [sic] Aria (Matths)
No. 2 Aria (Matths)
No. 3 Duetto (Zachris, Matths)
No. 4 Aria [original version] (Carl) / No. 4a Aria [premier version] (Carl)
No. 5 Recitativo and Duo (Fiken, Carl)
No. 6 Quartour [sic] (Fiken, Carl, Fåberg, Matths)
No. 7 Recitativo and Aria (Fiken)
No. 8 [Ariette] Liskens bön (Lisken, Matths)
No. 9 [Ariette] (Polisson)
No. 10 Rondo (Fiken)
No. 11 Terzetto (Fiken, Carl, Matths)
No. 12 Aria (Fiken)
No. 13 Aria (Matths)
No. 14 Vaudeville (Fiken, Lisken, Carl, Fårberg, Matths)


Work comment

See the Swedish Musical Heritage edition.


Libretto/text

No. 1 [sic] Aria: Med hammar'n i min hand och glädjen i mitt hjerta (Matths)

No. 2 Aria: Låt oss man se: Mama dede, made, moi (Matths)

No. 3 Duetto: Ack, Mästare! Besinna, hur grymt det är (Zachris, Matths)

No. 4 Aria (original version): Du lilla Gud, som bågan har [sic] har (Carl)
No. 4a Aria (premier version): Du lilla Gud, som bågan har (Carl)

No. 5 Recitativo and Duo: Jag hela verldens guld (Fiken, Carl)

No. 6 Quartour [sic]: Följ med, kom fort din bof (Fiken, Carl, Fåberg, Matths)

No. 7 Recitativo and Aria: Mitt genomstungna bröst (Fiken)

No. 8 (Ariette) Liskens bön: Den drift, som hvarje lif får känna (Lisken, Matths)

No. 9 (Ariette): Ah! Trèshumble Serviteur (Polisson)

No. 10 Rondo: Adonis, Adonis! Ack, borta du är! (Fiken)

No. 11 Terzetto: Hans magt mot himlens liten är (Fiken, Carl, Matths)

No. 12 Aria: Det vanvett är på himlen klaga (Fiken)

No. 13 Aria: God afton, lilla vän! (Matths)

No. 14 Vaudeville: Jag sjunger och glädes (Fiken, Lisken, Carl, Fårberg, Matths)


Media files

Edition Swedish Musical Heritage

  • Scores
    • Kopparslagaren - Score (pdf - 5.7 MB  |  Downloaded 1123 times)
      Edition: Levande Musikarv
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