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The Complete Operas Of Verdi (Da Capo Paperback) Paperback – August 22, 1977
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I have owned a copy of this work for over ten years. Having read the work from cover to cover several times, I cannot begin to guess how many times I have referred to individual chapters for reference. Mr. Osborne writes in a style which is easy to read for the Opera fanatic, as well as the scholar. The work contains chapters on each of Verdi's operas (including those which are relatively obscure in The United States). He gives background on the original sources as well as the contemporary historic events of the time.
I reccommend this book without reservation.
The Complete Operas of Verdi:
A Critical Guide
Victor Gollancz, Paperback, 1988.
8vo. 487 pp. Introduction by the author [pp. 11-13]. Appendix, Bibliography and Index [pp. 469-487]
First published, 1969.
First published in Gollancz Paperbacks, 1985.
Second impression, November 1988.
1. Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio 
2. Un giorno di regno 
3. Nabucco 
4. I Lombardi alla prima crociata and Jerusalem 
5. Ernani 
6. I due Foscari 
7. Giovanna d'Arco 
8. Alzira 
9. Attila 
10. Macbeth [1847; revised version, 1865]
11. I masnadieri 
12. Il corsaro 
13. La battaglia di Legnano 
14. Luisa Miller 
15. Stiffelio and Aroldo [1850; revised version, 1857]
16. Rigoletto 
17. Il Trovatore 
18. La Traviata 
19. I vespri sicilliani [1855 in French as Les vêpres siciliennes; revised version in Italian, 1861]
20. Simon Boccanegra [1857; revised version, 1881]
21. Un ballo in maschera 
22. La forza del destino [1862; revised version, 1869]
23. Don Carlo [1867 in French as Don Carlos; revised versions in Italian, 1884 (4 acts) and 1887 (5 acts)]
24. Aida 
25. Messa da Requiem 
26. Otello 
27. Falstaff 
28. Miscellaneous Works and Last Years [String quartet, Quatro Pezzi Sacri, etc.Read more ›
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I was weened on Verdi music but find this volume fascinatingly fact filled while doing so with brevity. A really important addition to my library.Published 22 months ago by Vince D
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