ORPHEE LIBRETTO An Opera In Two Acts PHILIP GLASS 1993 Rare Premiere Performance JEAN COCTEAU
ORPHÉE. Composer Philip Glass's mesmerizing homage to Jean Cocteau.
The original LIBRETTO for ORPHEE An OPERA In Two Acts By PHILIP GLASS based on the scenario by Jean Cocteau, adaptation by Philip Glass, edited by Robert Brustein. Published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. on the occasion of the World Premiere Presentation by the American Repertory Theatre, May 19, 1993. First edition. Softcover, red printed wrappers, side staple bound, 10.5" x 6.75", 57 pages, text in French and English. VERY GOOD CONDITION: light shelfwear and a touch of age, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Uncommon original world premiere edition, only 9 copies in OCLC collections worldwide.
First performed in 1993, Orphée is a story about the dangers of self obsession. A chamber opera in two acts composed by Philip Glass. Libretto in French with english translation based on the 1950 film by Jean Cocteau, an avant-garde retelling of the Orpheus myth. The first opera of Philip Glass' Cocteau Trilogy.
Philip Glass (b. 1937) American minimalist composer, musician, pianist. Considered among the most provocative, revolutionary and avant-garde composers of his generation.