Pyramus and Thisbe (mock opera by Lampe)
- Peter Holman
Mock opera in one act by John Frederick Lampe to an anonymous libretto based on Richard Leveridge ’s libretto of the same name after the play-within-a-play in William Shakespeare ’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; London, Covent Garden, 25 January 1745.
This was the last of Lampe’s operas, and was a much-needed success after a difficult period for musicians in the London theatre. In ...