Omai (Shield, William)

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Misc. Notes 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.
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Publisher. Info. London: T. Cadell, 1785.
Misc. Notes 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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Work Title Omai
Alternative. Title Omai, or a trip round the world
Composer Shield, William
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 5
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1785
First Performance. 1785 (December)
Librettist John O'Keeffe
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
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