Königskinder (The King's Children). 3-act opera by Humperdinck to lib. by ‘ Ernst Rosmer’ ( Elsa Bernstein-Porges) after her play of same name. Humperdinck wrote incidental mus. for the play in 1894 and adapted it as a melodrama employing rhythmically notated Sprechgesang (1895–7). Perf. in this vers. Munich and London 1897, NY 1898. In 1908–10 he expanded and rev. this as an opera, prod. NY Met 1910, London 1911.
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