Sendak, Maurice. Soft Cover. New York: New York City Opera, 1982. First Edition. Fine.
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. First edition. Original pictorial red paper wrappers with Sendak's illustration of three whimsical figures to front wrapper, staple-bound. About fine, bright and clean with just a few very faint creases. This program from the New York City Opera's Fall 1982 season features a cover drawing by the noted children's illustrator Maurice Sendak. Although best known for illustrating his own books, Sendak also spent time working in the production department for the New York City Opera as a costume and set designer, bringing his signature style to the stage. Performed at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, this opera season included performances of: Alceste, L'Amore dei Tre Re, La Bohème, Candide, Carmen, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Hamlet, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute, Medea, Mefistofele, The Merry Widow, Le Nozze di Figaro, Susannah, Tosca, and La Traviata.