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Production Credits: Scene Designer: Adrianne Lobel; Lighting Designer: James F Ingalls; Choreographer: Mark Morris; Producer: 1987-1990; Co-production of Houston Grand Opera, Houston, Texas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts , Washington, D.C., De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, Holland, and Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles, California; 1991, Co-production of Frankfurt Opera, Frankfurt, Germany and Maison de la Culture, Paris France; 2000, English National Opera, London, UK; 2011, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, New York Venue: 1987- 1990 Houston Grand Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, De Nederlandse Opera, Los Angeles Opera 1991 Frankfurt Opera, Maison de la Culture 2000 English national Opera 2011 The Metropolitan Opera Scope / Content: There is text both on drawing paper and on mounting paper. Rendering depcits 3 Mao Secretaries in both overcoat and suit worn under overcoat. There are fabric swatches indicating correct color only. There is #2 located in a square in the right hand corner on the bottom of page.
Graphite pencil, fine black and red ink pen on drawing paper. Rendering is mounted on color pastel paper which has red drawing pencil markings
Left figure (suit): "Mao Button" written on rendering paper. "Everything worn by these 3 characters is identical. Overcoats have single back vent. There are no real pockets on either the suits or overcoats. Shoes are male style oxfords. Glasses have heavy black frame across top.", "Singers wear identical hairstyles. Scarves are worn with overcoats. Scarves are indigo blue. Singers wear white blouses with long sleeves and small squared of collars. Over blouses there are cotton crew neck pullovers. Suits should be made of light weight gabardine, with simple plastic buttons on both suit and coat in matching colors. Socks are black, same as shoes. Jackets are lined.", "Principles", "3 MAO SECRETERIES" written on Mounting Paper.