James Maraniss, Librettist of Long-Silent Opera, Dies at 76

A Spanish scholar who taught for more than four decades at Amherst College, he waited, along with the composer, 32 years for “Life Is a Dream” to be staged.

James Maraniss, Librettist Of Long-Silent Opera, Dies At 76

The New York Times – by Richard Sandomir

James Maraniss, a Spanish scholar who wrote the libretto for an opera that was finished in 1978, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 but was not fully staged for another decade, died on Jan. 9 at his home in Chesterfield, Mass. He was 76.

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