Devil to pay: or, The wives metamorphos'd

Description:

English libretto to Charles Coffey's ballad opera The devil to pay or, The wives metamorphos'd. The Devil to Pay is an adaptation of Thomas Jevon’s play The Devil of a Wife (1686). Nearly fifty years later, the ballad opera appeared at Drury Lane with Charles Coffey and John Mottley each responsible for half of the three acts. However, a much shorter and more well-received one-act version, edited by Theophilus Cibber, is represented in the printed libretto. Today Coffey is generally the only name widely attached to The Devil to Pay. The opera’s popularity is attested by the frequent performances and a translation into German, which contributed to the development of the Singspiel.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 1732  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Usage:
Total Uses: 290
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: J. Watts
Place of Publication: London
Date(s):
  • Digitized: May 2008
  • Creation: 1732
Description:

English libretto to Charles Coffey's ballad opera The devil to pay or, The wives metamorphos'd. The Devil to Pay is an adaptation of Thomas Jevon’s play The Devil of a Wife (1686). Nearly fifty years later, the ballad opera appeared at Drury Lane with Charles Coffey and John Mottley each responsible for half of the three acts. However, a much shorter and more well-received one-act version, edited by Theophilus Cibber, is represented in the printed libretto. Today Coffey is generally the only name widely attached to The Devil to Pay. The opera’s popularity is attested by the frequent performances and a translation into German, which contributed to the development of the Singspiel.

Physical Description:

31 p., 21 cm.

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Alternate Title: The wives metamorphos'd
Uniform Title: The devil to pay
Added Title: The Devil of a Wife
Added Title: The devil to pay: or, The wives metamorphos'd
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • UNTCAT: b1293894 |
  • OCLC: 2785286 |
  • CALL-NO: ML50.5 .D39
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2
Resource Type: Musical Score/Notation
Format: Image
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Access: Public