Berlin: Drei Masken Verlag G.M.B.H. [PN D.M.V. 971], . Folio. Full contemporary textured maroon cloth with bindstamped rules and corner pieces, titling gilt to spine, marbled edges, patterned green endpapers. 1f. (title), [i] (copyright notice), [i] (cast list), 224 pp.
Binding slightly worn and bumped. bumped, frayed, and soiled. Minor soiling to title and lower margins; occasional minor creasing to corners.
First Edition. OCLC no. 22991202.
Mona Lisa, to a libretto by Beatrice Dovsky, was first performed in Stuttgart at the Kleines Haus on September 26, 1915.
"Schillings’s final and most successful opera [Mona Lisa] marks a notable departure from the composer’s earlier works in its absorption of expressionistic elements inherited from Richard Strauss’s Salome and Elektra as well as the potent influence of Italian verismo. Although both the scenario and the thematic material of the opera are somewhat insubstantial, its deliberate sensationalism initially attracted much attention and by 1925 the work had received over a thousand performances in theatres throughout Germany and the rest of Europe." Erik Levi in Grove Music Online. Item #26398
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