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Marilyn

David Osmond-Smith

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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‘Scenes from the fifties’ in two acts by lorenzo Ferrero to texts by the composer and Floriana Bossi; Rome, Teatro dell’Opera, 23 February 1980.

These ‘scenes from the fifties, after documents from American life’ brought Ferrero wide public attention in Italy. Interleaved with episodes from the life of Marilyn Monroe (coloratura soprano), unstable and unhappy even at her most successful, are summary portraits of the society that surrounded her. In Act 1 these emphasize the

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