Weisgall, Hugo. (1912–1997)
"6 Characters in Search of an Author" - 2 Ticket Stubs from the 1959 Opera Premiere
Two ticket stubs from the April 26, 1959 premiere of Hugo Weisgall's opera Six Characters in Search of an Author, based on the play by Luigi Pirandello. Two pink ticket stubs for orchestra seats at the New York City Center, in a small box office envelope with several notes. Very good. Envelope 4.25 x 2.5 inches (10.8 x 6.3 cm).
Six Characters in Search of an Author is an opera in three acts by composer Hugo Weisgall. The work uses an English libretto by Denis Johnston that is based on the play of the same name by Luigi Pirandello. The opera was commissioned by the New York City Opera under the leadership Julius Rudel. It premiered at New York City Center on April 26, 1959 in a production staged by William Ball and using sets and costumes designed by Gary Smith. It starred Beverly Sills and Ernest McChesney.