OPUS 162, Green Hills of Earth

OPUS 162, Green Hills of Earth
OPUS 162
GREEN HILLS OF EARTH
 
OPUS Number
162
Box Number
090
Title
Green Hills of Earth
Category
Manuscript
Type
Script – Libretto – Article - Notes
Dates, approximate
written in August 1971
Pages
45
Description
File contains letter from Don Ellis querying about doing a jazz-rock opera based on an RAH work. Follows are numerous articles about the Don Ellis Band. Preliminary treatment (incomplete) for opera version of “Green Hills of Earth”.
Publication
 never published
Cross References
Characters
 
Files
 
Original File Name
00001936_OPUS162.pdf
Notes
Notes regarding Don Ellis Band
Script for opera version of “Green Hills of Earth”
 
written at Don Ellis’ proposal that he write the libretto for “a modern jazz-rock opera” for Hamburg. Ellis wanted to do The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, but Heinlein didn’t see how it could be adapted as an opera, proposing instead “The Green Hills of Earth,” which Ellis wasn’t interested in doing.