The Story of Vasco

Scope and Content

Partly typewritten and partly autograph. Contains annotated copies of the script for the libretto, one of which is described as being 'based on an English version, by Ted Hughes, of the play "L'Histoire De Vasco" by Georges Schehade'. Letters from Gordon Crosse, who wrote the musical score for the opera, including notes on the production, and from Oxford University Press and Sadler's Wells Opera company are also included.


Originally found in a folder containing other material

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The Story of Vasco was commissioned by the Sadler's Wells Opera Company and premiered at the London Coliseum in 1974.