A Dinner Engagement An Opera in Two Scenes... Libretto by Paul Dehn Cover design by Peter Snow. [Piano-vocal score]. Lennox BERKELEY.

A Dinner Engagement An Opera in Two Scenes... Libretto by Paul Dehn Cover design by Peter Snow. [Piano-vocal score].

London: J. & W. Chester [PN 9752], [1955]. Quarto. Original publisher's ivory wrappers with striking illustration by Snow. [i] (title), [ii] (notes on first performance), [iii] (synopsis), [iv] (orchestration), 99, [i] (publisher's advertisement) pp.

Wrappers slightly worn; very small loss to tail of spine.

First Edition.

First performed in Aldeburgh at Jubilee Hall, June 17, 1954.

"Berkeley matches Dehn’s witty, vernacular libretto with a number of musical parodies and with an overall style that Dehn rightly judged to be lighter, simpler and more continuously melodic than was the composer’s wont." Roger Nichols in Grove Music Online. Item #27915

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