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Christmas Carol, A.

Hugo Cole

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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Opera in two acts by thea Musgrave to her own libretto after charles Dickens; Norfolk, Virginia, 7 December 1979.

The miser, Scrooge (baritone), is forced by the Spirit of Christmas to contemplate the tragic consequences of his inhumanity. He undergoes a change of heart and makes such amends as he can to his victims.

The composer has added two extra scenes to Dickens’s story: in the first, the ambitious young Scrooge sadly rejects his

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