Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787) La rencontre imprévenue / Die Pilger von Mekka
Comic Opera in 3 Acts [solos,orch] Text: Louis Hurtaut Dancourt
solos: SSSATTTBarB - 2(picc).2.0.2. – 18.104.22.168. – timp.perc – str
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Duration: full evening
Text by L. H. Dancourt based on the "Pélerins de la Mesque" by A. R. Lessage
Translation: german (Ch. Gräfin Rittberg) - only piano reduction
Characters: Ali, Prince of Balsora (tenor) - Osmin, his Butler(tenor) - Meister Überschwang, a painter (bariton) - the Sultan of Egypt(tenor) - a calender (bass) - a caravan leader (baritone) - Rezia, the sultans favourite (soprano) - Balkis, her confident (alto) - Amina, slave of Rezia (soprano) - Dardanea, slave of Rezia (soprano) - Morakin, a negro - Banu, a slave (silent parts)
Ballet: Pieces from "Iphigenia in Aulis" and from the Ballet "Der Prinz von China"
The search for his fiancé Rezia takes Ali, Prince of Balsora, to Cairo together with his servant Osmin where he learns that the Sultan holds Rezia prisoner. Determined to set her free, Ali and Osmin go to the described house, find Rezia and escape together with her. They find refuge in a caravan and join them for a pilgrim to Mecca. Betrayed by a dervish, they are taken prisoners and lead to the Sultan. Moved by the imperishable devotion of the two lovers, he puts mercy before justice. Not only does he set them free, he also arranges a lavish wedding for the couple.