Sendak at the Society, and at the Opera

Poster for Maurice Sendak exhibit at the Society of Illustrators

Maurice Sendak exhibit at the Society of Illustrators Copyright the Estate of Maurice Sendak

Tomorrow night at 7pm is the opening for an exhibit on Maurice Sendak at the Society of Illustrators.  You may have seen the Google Doodle for his 85th birthday a few days ago, though the animation didn’t work on my computer…

As I’ve mentioned beforeSendak also designed for opera pretty extensively, including five operas for the Glyndebourne summer opera fest in England.  Glyndebourne’s Archive has a page devoted to Oliver Knussen‘s operatic adaptation of Sendak‘s Where the Wild Things Are, the final version of which they premiered in 1984.  But for today, here’s the 1987 Sendak-designed production of Maurice Ravel‘s (first name twins!) one-act L’Heure Espagnole:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI7gr4mGhQU&NR&w=350&h=300]

For hours of fun, check out Glyndebourne‘s performance database.

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