Omai (Shield, William)
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Julian Raoul Besset
This entry is based on the edition in the British Library (London : Longman & Broderip, 1786) which is not really complete and at variance in places with the libretto. A full discussion of this work is in preparation.
London: T. Cadell, 1785.
A short account of the new pantomime called Omai, or, A trip round the world performed at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden; With the recitatives, airs, duetts, trios and chorusses and a description of the procession. The pantomime, and the whole of the scenery, designed and invented by Mr. Loutherbourg; the words written by Mr. O'Keeffe; and the musick composed by Mr. Shields [sic]
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