Sita, H89, Op 23

Scope and Content

By Gustav Holst, begun before 1900, finished 1906. Opera in three acts.

Founded on Ramayana. Libretto by the composer.

Vocal score, mainly non-autograph manuscript, title page and pages 33-39B are autograph, as are few stage directions (as stated in Imogen Holst's hand on the covering page); Act I [65pp], Act II [126pp], Act III [115pp].

Conditions Governing Access

This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader’s Undertaking form.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript is very fragile and many pages are loose with major edge tears.

Related Material

See HOL/1/2/152/1-23 for published music and parts for Sita.