Volpone (opera)

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Volpone, written in 1949–52 to a libretto by Alfred Perry based on the play by Ben Jonson, was George Antheil's third opera. It was first performed in Manhattan in 1953 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

A 16th-century man pretends to be dying to obtain money from his prospective heirs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bad Boy at 53". TIME. 1953-07-20.