File containing a programme for an Italian production of Oberon (music by Carl von Weber and libretto by Anthony Burgess) at La Fenice opera house in Venice, and a copy of the Italian translation of Burgess's libretto.

Scope and Content

The programme includes (in Italian) a biography of Burgess, a comment on Burgess's libretto by Sergio Perosa, an introduction by Burgess, and a biography (and chronology) of Carl Maria von Weber. It also contains the text of both Burgess's and Planché's librettos in English.

An Italian translation of Burgess's libretto has been inserted into the programme. (The text has been translated by Liana Burgess.)

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Slight foxing to the printed translation of Burgess's libretto, particularly to the front cover.