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THE OPERA LIBRETTO LIBRARY. The Authentic Texts Of The German, French, And Italian Operas With Music Of The Principal Airs. With The Complete English And German, French, Or Italian Parallel Texts.

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ISBN 10: 0517318830 / ISBN 13: 9780517318836
Published by 1980. Avenel. Crown Publishers., 1980
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thick heavy, deep red faux leather hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. one tiny nick, not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ 10th printing. 481p. +blank "notes" pages. some musical scoring. original librettos with side by side english translation of the following: walkure. siegfried. tristan and isolde. meistersinger. rheingold. gotterdammerung. flying dutchman. tannhauser. lohengrin. fidelio. the magic flute. hansel and gretel. the bartered bride. tales of hoffman. romeo and juliet. mignon. samson and delilah. carmen. faust. lakme'. manon. la forza del destino. la gioconda. cavelleria rusticana. lucia de lammermoor. rigoletto. il trovatore. la traviata. the barber of seville. don giovanni. aida. i pagliacci. a reprint of 3 original works~The Authentic Librettos Of The Wagner Operas~The Authentic Librettos Of The French And German Operas.~The Authentic Librettos Of The Italian Operas. musicology. theatre. drama. world literature. history of the opera. mythology. european history. ~The Authentic Texts of the Italian, French, and German Operas with Music of the Principal Airs ~This exciting collection of thirty~three classic operas is a valuable aid to the enjoyment of the art. The most loved of the French, German, and Italian operas, as well as all of Wagner's great operas, appear in this collection. Here are all your favorites, from the tragedies of Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, and Don Giovanni to the comic operas of Tales of Hoffman and The Magic Flute. The works of eighteen great composers are represented here, including Mozart, Verdi, Beethoven, Bizet, Rossini, Saint Saens, and Gounod. This volume contains the complete librettos for all of the operas represented, in both the original language and an English translation, arranged in parallel columns. The opera lover can follow the action and enjoy the wonderful poetry of these works at home. Plot summaries and lists of characters precede each libretto so that the reader can obtain a clear overview of the story prior to reading the entire libretto. In addition, music for the melody lines of the principal airs of each opera is provided. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at "La Habanera" or "Largo Al Factotum Della Citta," here's your chance. This is the perfect book for those who want to be more involved in this grand art, not just passive viewers or listeners. You can use it to increase your appreciation and knowledge. Librettos are grouped by original language for easy reference, and most are preceded by notes on the composer, first production, and original cast. Bookseller Inventory # 7151203

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Title: THE OPERA LIBRETTO LIBRARY. The Authentic ...

Publisher: 1980. Avenel. Crown Publishers.

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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An opera-lover's guide to more than thirty classic librettos includes works by Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and others, and features original texts

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Text: English, German, Italian, French, Czech

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