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Bomarzo. Opera (‘gothic melodrama of sex and violence’) in 2 acts (15 scenes with instr. interludes) by Ginastera, to lib. by Manuel Mujica Láinez based on his novel. Bomarzo is 16th-cent. It. nobleman. Prod. Washington and NY 1967, Buenos Aires 1972, London 1976 (Eng. trans. by Lionel Salter). Ginastera's cantata Bomarzo (1964) for narrator, bar., and orch. is derived from the same literary source by Láinez but is distinct musically.