Purcell's The Fairy Queen as presented by The Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Covent Garden Opera

Purcell's The Fairy Queen as presented by The Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Covent Garden Opera
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Purcell's The Fairy Queen as presented by The Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Covent Garden OperaPurcell's The Fairy Queen as presented by The Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Covent Garden OperaPurcell's The Fairy Queen as presented by The Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Covent Garden Opera

Introduction by Edward Dent. Articles by Constant Lambert & Michael Ayrton. Photographs by Edward Mandinian.

John Lehmann. London. 1948. First edition. Hardback; green cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 96 pages. 53 b&w photographs by Edward Mandinian and several text illustrations. Jacket design by Michael Ayrton. English. 255 x 195mm. 0.5kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; some shelf wear to jacket, wear to spine ends and forecorners with very slight loss, slight soiling to jacket, not price-clipped; slight spotting to top edge.

A souvenir volume for the production of Purcell's 'The Fairy Queen' staged in 1946. The production was a triumphant return to the stage of the Royal Opera House and the Sadler's Wells Ballet after the muted productions of the second world war. Michael Ayrton designed the scenery and costumes, inspired by Inigo Jones. Frederick Ashton oversaw the choreography and Constant Lambert arranged the Purcell score and libretto.

Price :  £45.00

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