Volpone (opera)

Volpone is a comic opera written in 1949–52 to a libretto by Alfred Perry based on the play by Ben Jonson, was George Antheil's third opera. It was first performed in Manhattan in 1953 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.[1]


A 16th-century man pretends to be dying to obtain money from his prospective heirs.


  1. ^ "Bad Boy at 53". TIME. 1953-07-20. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013.