Paris: Durand & Cie, 1925. Large octavo. Original publisher's light orange printed wrappers. [i] (title), [i] (blank), [i] (notes regarding first performance), [i] (cast list), [i] (cast list in French), [iv] (synopsis in English and French), 302 pp. Text in English and French.
Wrappers somewhat worn with minor chips to corners; spine torn at tail with tape repair to head, flaps of upper wrapper torn or detached. Slightly worn and browned with small edge tears.
"Redding’s three-act opera Fay-Yen-Fah had its première at the Monte Carlo Opera House on 26 February 1925. The libretto by Charles Templeton Crocker, based on his Grove play The Land of Happiness, concerns a young Chinese nobleman who defies the evil fox-god to win the hand of the viceroy’s daughter. Redding’s arioso-like vocal lines and atmospheric use of oriental motifs recall both Debussy and Puccini. The San Francisco Opera Company presented Fay-Yen-Fah at the Columbia Theater on 11 January 1926." Harry Haskell in Grove Music Online. Item #28174
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