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The Muses Are Heard (book)

  • Also Published As: Porgy and Bess in Russia: An American opera travels from West Berlin to Leningrad
  • Type: Article
  • Length: 182 pages

The Muses Are Heard is a 1956 article by American author Truman Capote on the Everyman Opera's tour of Leningrad and Moscow in Soviet Russia. - AsNotedIn

On Thursday, the twenty-second of last December, after a train ride of three nights and two days from East Berlin, ninety-three Americans arrived in Russia's second-largest and northernmost metropolis, the port city that was once St Petersburg and is now Leningrad. They were members -- or, in a few instances, guests -- of Everyman Opera, Inc, the first American theatrical company ever to invade the Soviet Union, and their production of the George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin-DuBose Heyward opera "Porgy and Bess" was to be given fourteen performances in Leningrad, followed by twelve in Moscow, under the sponsorship of the Russian Ministry of Culture.
Truman Capote, The Muses Are Heard

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1955/12/12 Truman Capote Author The Astoria Hotel, to which the company was driven in chartered buses from the Leningrad terminal Thursday morning, is situated on the impressive expanse of St Isaac's Square. Admiralteysky Okrug, StP
1956/10/19 Truman Capote Author The second part of a two-part article, "Porgy and Bess in Russia" by Truman Capote, is ready for The New Yorker.
1956/10/27 The New Yorker Publisher Truman Capote's "Porgy and Bess in Russia" concludes in The New Yorker.

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Particulars for The Muses Are Heard (book):
Writing Type Article
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Art Type Opera a dramatic work in one or more acts, set to classical music for singers and instrumentalists
Cultural Affiliation Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) Eurasia empire existed 1922 to 1991
Area of Significance Theatre
Writing Type Travelogue

Original Language: English

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