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"The Fairy Queen: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden" 1948 MANDINIAN, Edward

[96] pp.

Jacket design by Michael Ayrton




10" x 7.75"

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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.

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