A Hand of Bridge For four Solo voices and chamber orchestra Text by Gian Carlo Menotti. [Piano-vocal score]
1960·New York, London
by BARBER, Samuel 1910-1981
New York, London: G. Schirmer [PN 44590], 1960. First Edition. A Hand of Bridge, an opera in one act, op. 35, is "possibly the shortest opera that is regularly performed: it lasts about nine minutes. It premiered as a part of Menotti's Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto on 17 June 1959 at the Teatro Caio Melisso. The United States premiere occurred the next year. The opera consists of two unhappily married couples playing a hand of bridge, during which each character has an arietta in which he or she professes his or her inner desires." Wikipedia. Folio. Original publisher's ivory illustrated wrappers printed in black and dark pink. [i] (title), [i] (copyright), [i] (characters), [i] (staging), 28 pp.Wrappers very slightly browned.
(Inventory #: 27272)
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.
Shipping & Return Policies
All items may be returned within 7 days of receipt, packed, shipped and insured as received.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.