BooknewsSuitable for singers, conductors, coaches, stage directors, opera producers, and students of Bizet's opera , this volume contains two main sections: the libretti, with the author's translations from French into English and transcriptions into the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of both the dialogue and recitative versions of the opera; and a section focusing on literary sources, including the author's translation into English of M<'e>rim<'e>e's novella , the main source for the libretto. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Mary Dibbern's Carmen: A Performance Guide is an annotated guide which provides the complete French text for both the recitative and dialogue versions, transcriptions of the French into the International Phonetic Alphabet, and an English translation. A complete reference for the study, performance, and production of this classic opera, Dibbern's Carmen provides everything needed and necessary for a theatrical success and is ardently recommended for use by singers, conductors, coaches, stage directors, opera producers, students, and teachers. Mary Dibbern's impressive text is enhanced with an informative foreword by Thomas Grubb and is a core addition to academic and professional opera studies and reference library collections.
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