The Pipe of Desire Romantic Grand Opera in One Act... Op. 21 Text by George Edward Barton. [Piano-vocal score]
by CONVERSE, F[rederick] S[heperd] 1871-1940
New York..: The H.W. Gray Company, 1907. "Completed in 1905 and first produced in Boston, this romantic opera was presented at the Metropolitan Opera on 18 March 1910, and was the first American opera to be performed there." Robert J. Garofalo in Grove Music Online.. Large octavo. Full olive green cloth. 1f. (title), 1f. (recto cast list, verso blank), 131, [i] (publisher's advertisements) pp. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; front free endpaper lacking. Title slightly worn and soiled, with publisher's handstamp; library stamps to title and final leaf; remnants of adhesive to gutters of first and last leaves. (Inventory #: 27347)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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