David tamkin the dybbuk


The Dybbuk is an opera in three acts by composer David Tamkin . The work uses an English libretto by Alex Tamkin, the composer's brother, which is based on S. Ansky ’s Yiddish play of the same name . Composed in 1933, the work was not premiered until October 4, 1951 when it was mounted by the New York City Opera through the efforts of Laszlo Halasz . Prior to the premiere, excerpts from the work had been given in concert, both in Portland, Oregon (where Alex Tamkin lived) and in New York City . The opera was originally supposed to premiere at the New York City Opera in 1950 but was postponed for financial reasons. [1] The opera was also performed at the Jewish Community Center in Seattle in 1963. [2]


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