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Catherine Parsons Smith

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520251397

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520251397.001.0001

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Producing Fairyland, 1915

Producing Fairyland, 1915

(p.124) 9 Producing Fairyland, 1915
Making Music in Los Angeles

Catherine Parsons Smith

University of California Press

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

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