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Aida: Libretto in Italian and English: (English National Opera Guide Series #2)
     

Aida: Libretto in Italian and English: (English National Opera Guide Series #2)

by Giuseppe Verdi, Nicholas John (Editor)
 

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English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original. Aida is, for most of us, the quintessence of Ancient Egypt but it is certainly not just for archaeologists! Michael Rose points out that it is really about

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English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original. Aida is, for most of us, the quintessence of Ancient Egypt but it is certainly not just for archaeologists! Michael Rose points out that it is really about patriotism—an issue of burning importance to Verdi and his contemporaries. Music critic William Mann reflects that even a short look at the score reveals subtleties that repay careful listening. And Verdi's own letters show the germs of the opera grow from suggestion to creation.

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"Wholehearted recommendation of this valuable new series."  —Times Literary Supplement

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ISBN-13:
9780714537702
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publication date:
08/01/1981
Series:
English National Opera Guide Series , #2
Edition description:
Includes translation & commentaries.
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.24(d)

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