The book of 101 opera librettos : complete original language texts with English translations

Paper Book, 1996




New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 1996.


"The most comprehensive one-volume collection of unabridged opera lyrics ever published. It features virtually all of the operas that are being performed in the foremost opera houses and concert halls today. The text is presented in its original language as well as in an English translation. To enrich the experience, a short synopsis precedes each libretto. 101 Opera Librettos is indispensable for opera lovers and everyone curious about the literary richness of the worlds most beloved vocal musical performances." - from the publisherContrary to the title and publisher's notes, the original Russian texts of the operas of Borodin, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky are not included, French or German or Italian having been substituted; the original Czech text of Smetana's Bohemian opera The Bartered Bride is also not included but substituted with a German version. - TNH Cataloging… (more)

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