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Hans Heilinglocked

  • A. Dean Palmer

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Grosse romantische Oper in a prologue and three acts by Heinrich August Marschner to a libretto by Eduard Devrient after legends about the Hans Heiling Cliffs in Bohemia; Berlin, Hofoper, 24 May 1833.

According to various legends, the outcroppings of rock on the cliffs cut by the River Eger (now Ohře) near Karlsbad (now Karlovy Vary) in western Bohemia were once members of a wedding procession that was turned to stone by Hans Heiling, king of the gnomes or earth spirits. Although Devrient does not say specifically in his memoirs which legends he studied for the ...

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