The 1970 American Premiere of Delius' KOANGA
Opera Society of Washington, DC
Lisner Auditorium

Performances:
Friday, 12-18-70, 8 PM
Sunday, 12-20-70, 3 PM
Monday, 12-21-70, 7:30 PM



PREVIEWS:

11-8-70: Announcement of substitution of KOANGA for a Virgil Thomson opera (NY Times)

11-19-70: Article about how KOANGA came to be added to schedule (Opera News)

11-??-70: Preview of KOANGA by Paul Hume (Washington Post)

12-13-70:  Preview of KOANGA by Irving Lowens (Washington Star)



THE TICKET ORDER FORM:

FRONT COVER                             ORDER FORM



THE PROGRAM:

PAGE 1                PAGE 2A                 PAGE 2B              CAST LISTING



PHOTOGRAPHS (from newspapers):

SOUND FILES:

Excerpts from the live recording (in RealAudio Format)

COMPLETE LIVE RECORDING - IGS 2-LP Set (MP3 Files)


REVIEWS AND ARTICLES:

12-19-70: Paul Hume, Washington Post (KOANGA: SLAVE OPERA)

12-20-70: Harold C. Schonberg, New York Times (KOANGA: NEGLECTED OPERA OF DELIUS)

12-21-70: Milton Berliner, Washington Daily News (THANK YOU, VIRGIL!)

12-21-70: Thomas Willis, Chicago Tribune (A TIMELY BUT NEGLECTED OPERA)

12-23-70: Louis Snyder, Christian Science Monitor (RARE DELIUS KOANGA A WASHINGTON OPERA HIT)

12-27-70: Robert Finn, Cleveland Plain Dealer (THE ROAR OF THE CROWD IS FOR DELIUS!)

12-27-70: Article by Harold C. Schonberg, New York Times (KOANGA - SAVED BY THE MUSIC)

12-27-70: Article by Carman Moore, New York Times (KOANGA - HIGH CLASS MINSTREL SHOW?)


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