Helena Munktell (1852−1919)

I Firenze
A Florence

  • Work category: Opera, one act
  • Text author: Daniel Fallström
    Traduction française de Armand Silvestre
  • First performed: 29 May 1889 at the Royal Opera, Stockholm
  • Duration: Approx. 30-40 min

Instrumentation / / timp, 2 perc, hp / str

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: 1 soprano (Gemma, duchess), 1 tenor (Stefano Varezzi, painter), 2 tenors/baritones (Viarducci and Sarsapilla, professors) and 2 basses/baritones (painter Bardi and landlord Bembo)
Mixed choir, S.A.T.B. (court ladies, art students and 8 pages)
Treble chorus, S.S.A.A. (8 pages)

Examples of printed editions

Libretto in Swedish: Looström, Stockholm 1889. Location mark at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket: MM55:33/3

Location for score and part material

Orchestral parts at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Description of work

Scene 1: Artist's studio in 15th century Florence. Stefano, Gemma
Scene 2: Bardi, Stefano, Gemma
Scene 3: Stefano, Gemma
Scene 4: Stefano, Bembo
Scene 5: Bardi, Bembo
Scene 6: Bardi, Bembo, Stefano, pages
Scene 7: Bardi, Bembo, Stefano, pages, Gemma, court ladies
Scene 8: Bardi, Bembo, Stefano, pages, Gemma, court ladies, Sarsapilla and Viarducci with art students
Scene 9, chorale finale: Gemma, Stefano, choir


Digitised by Musik- och teaterbiblioteket and available for free from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:statensmusikverk-175 (score)  http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:statensmusikverk-172 (piano reduction)