San Francisco: San Francisco Opera, 1976. Casey, Lawrence. Wraps. Program: octavo size,  pp., signed by Wallace Stegner. Poster: 25" high. Fine. Item #13041045
In order to help celebrate the 200th anniversaries of both the nation and the City of San Francisco (which took place on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established the Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away), the San Francisco Opera adapted Wallace Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Angle of Repose" into an opera.
Offered are two items from the World Premiere which took place in November of 1976: the program, which is signed by Stegner underneath his printed name on page , along with the opera company poster for the same. The program includes pieces by the composer, the librettist, the conductor, and Stegner, with the signature of Wallace Stegner (N.B., not recorded in Colberg). The poster has an illustration of "Fia" (1965) by Sam Tchakalian, San Francisco artist and teacher admired for his forceful abstract paintings.
___DESCRIPTION: Program: original rose wrappers printed in brown with title and the names of the performers, tan paper printed in brown ink, illustrated; octavo size (9" by 5.5"), unpaginated  pp., signed by Wallace Stegner on p. . Poster: reproduction of the abstract painting "Fia", banners above and below with black lettering on white containing the details of the production; the poster measures 25" by 17.5", with the reproduction of the Tchakalian abstract being 15.5" by 17.25".
___CONDITION: Program: fine, like new. Poster: Very good, some foxing to the white areas and overall shallow creasing, free of tears or sharp folds, free of markings.
___POSTAGE: Please note that if you wish the poster shipped flat additional postage will apply (our standard is to ship rolled in a cylinder); please inquire for details.
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