Arion & The Dolphin: A Libretto PDF/EPUB ´ Arion

Arion & The Dolphin: A Libretto This enchanting libretto from the author of A Suitable Boy is published to coincide with the first performance of the opera Arion and the Dolphin music Alec Roth , commissioned by the Baylis Programme at the English National Opera in JuneRecounted with Seth s inimitable charm, it is the story of Arion, a young musician at the court of Periander in Corinth Thrown overboard on his return from a musical contest in Sicily, Arion is saved and befriended by a dolphin Written for amateurs and professionals, this is a story which will appeal to young and old


About the Author: Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children s writer, biographer and memoirist During the course of his doctorate studies at Stanford, he did his field work in China and translated Hindi and Chinese poetry into English He returned to Delhi via Xinjiang and Tibet which led to a travel narrative From Heaven Lake Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet 1983 which won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award The Golden Gate A Novel in Verse 1986 was his first novel describing the experiences of a group of friends who live in California A Suitable Boy 1993 , an epic of Indian life set in the 1950s, got him the WH Smith Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize His poetry includes The Humble Administrator s Garden 1985 and All You Who Sleep Tonight 1990 His Beastly Tales from Here and There 1992 is children s book consisting of ten stories in verse about animals.In 2005, he published Two Lives, a family memoir written at the suggestion of his mother, which focuses on the lives of his great uncle Shanti Behari Seth and German Jewish great aunt Henny Caro who met in Berlin in the early 1930s while Shanti was a student there and with whom Seth stayed extensively on going to England at age 17 for school As with From Heaven Lake, Two Lives contains much autobiography.An unusually forthcoming writer whose published material is replete with un or thinly disguised details as to the personal lives of himself and his intimates related in a highly engaging narrative voice, Seth has said that he is somewhat perplexed that his readers often in consequence presume to an unwelcome degree of personal familiarity with him.



10 thoughts on “Arion & The Dolphin: A Libretto

  1. says:

    Instead of reading it, I sang the entire thing in my head.


  2. says:

    So simple and kind.


  3. says:

    Beautifully written and extremely heart breaking Even without the music to support it, I could not help being lost to its melody Vikram Seth is perhaps one of the best authors and the greatest poets of our times


  4. says:

    This story teaches children about being kind to each other and helping one other message is shown in the story from the kind gestures the dolphin did for Arion, saving him from drowning and taking him back to his home village the gulf of Corinth The songs in story teach chi


  5. says:

    Arion and the Dolphin antiquity The lie was detected, and further denial was useless.


  6. says:

    This is one of the books I have picked up from my university library It was an opera, which I hadn t expected It appeared to be a play kind of book when I skimmed through the pages. It s a wonderful book I didn t read through the pages, I sang through them. I really enjoyed it.


  7. says:

    This fantasy book would be a good one when talking about old greek myths and fantasy I could see this book being read aloud to a fifth or sixth grade class It has very good content but honestly it would not a book that I would have picked out from my teachers book case when I was that age The b


  8. says:

    This is a wonderful book for all poetry drama lovers Vikram Seth s genius reflects in another of his masterpieces Beautiful verse, tangible descriptions and lively dialogue.


  9. says:

    Nothing by Vikram Seth can be mediocre This is definitely a wonderful poem imagined as an Opera But it is not accomplished as some of the other works by Seth.


  10. says:

    Sad


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