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Producing <i>Fairyland</i>, 1915

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780520251397
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933835 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0009
Producing Fairyland, 1915

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This chapter discusses the production of Fairyland, a progressive musical project that was launched in 1915 and which involved Progressive idealism and municipal pride, and presented the idea of a competition for a new American opera (which was not new at the time). It also addresses the question of what was meant by “American” opera.

Keywords: Fairyland; musical project; municipal pride; Progressive idealism; American opera; competition

Chapter.  2873 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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