Three Mozart Libretti: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte, Complete in Italian and English

Three Mozart Libretti: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte, Complete in Italian and English

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
     
 

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Mozart composed three of his greatest operas in collaboration with the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. The librettos of these brilliant works are presented here in a format opera enthusiasts will love: excellent line-for-line English translations on pages facing the Italian text. The translators have attempted to present the three operas "as readably and as

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Overview

Mozart composed three of his greatest operas in collaboration with the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. The librettos of these brilliant works are presented here in a format opera enthusiasts will love: excellent line-for-line English translations on pages facing the Italian text. The translators have attempted to present the three operas "as readably and as dramatically as possible, finding the natural or colloquial English phrase" to convey the essential spirit of each work.
The result is a handy, readable reference ideal for following a recorded performance or to refresh one's memory before or after a live performance. Introductions, plot synopses, and lists of characters for each opera complete this indispensable companion for any opera-goer or lover of Mozart's music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486277264
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
Dover Books on Music Series
Edition description:
ITALN/ENG
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
672,305
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

A child prodigy who blossomed into the Classical era's most influential composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91) wrote more than 600 works in his brief life. His oeuvre encompasses a wide variety of genres, including symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music.

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