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Each Opera Guide contains the complete text of an opera in the original, with a parallel English translation, introductory essays, numerous musical examples, and illustrations. "The subject cannot fail!" exulted Verdi, when recommending Victor Hugo's play, Le Roi s'amuse, to his librettist. But the censors made every effort to stop it, and the baritone was not easily conviEach Opera Guide contains the complete text of an opera in the original, with a parallel English translation, introductory essays, numerous musical examples, and illustrations. "The subject cannot fail!" exulted Verdi, when recommending Victor Hugo's play, Le Roi s'amuse, to his librettist. But the censors made every effort to stop it, and the baritone was not easily convinced that a hunchback role would suit him. Jonathan Keates gives a vivid insight into the composition of a masterpiece. Verdi long afterwards thought it was his best work, and Roger Parker explains why. Peter Nichols, author of several best-selling books in Italy, picks out some of the peculiarly Italian attitudes and characters in the opera which make it timeless and unnervingly modern....

Title : Rigoletto: English National Opera Guide 15
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ISBN : 9780714544182
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
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Rigoletto: English National Opera Guide 15 Reviews

  • Amandine
    2018-11-14 04:48

    Review: italiano / françaisUn pò difficile a leggere per me, forse perché è in verso e meno "naturale" che della prosa che ho già letto. Non mi piace tanto questo libretto: manca la musica (preferisco vedere e sentire un'opera che leggerlo) e, perché la difficoltà di lettura, gli emozioni (all'eccezione della fine con la morta di Gilda, non ho niente sentito, ne gioia o rido, ne tristezza). Non so veramente quale nota mettere perché non mi piace la lettura, ma so che mi piacerebbe molto la rappresentazione.Un peu difficile à lire pour moi, peut-être parce qu'écrit en vers et donc moins "naturel" que de la prose. Je n'ai pas tellement aimé ce livret: il y manquait la musique (je préfère voir et entendre un opéra, plutôt que le lire) et, à cause de ma difficulté de lecture, les émotions (à l'exception de la fin avec la mort de Gilda, je n'ai rien ressenti, ni joie ou rire, ni tristesse). Je ne sais pas vraiment quelle note mettre puisque je n'apprécie pas la lecture, mais je sais que j'aimerais la représentation.

  • Agnes Schneider
    2018-11-06 05:43

    3 stars for this particular edition, as the unnecessarily loose translation bothered me immensely. However, if one doesn't care about this aspect, the additional information about the opera, composer and the actual music is very interesting and educational. My sister and I went to Rigoletto in the Arena Verona and it was wonderful, absolutely magical - extraordinary and special - as one gets to listen to beautiful music while the sun sets slowly in the background... In summary, if you ever are in Verona during the summer, an opera in the Arena is an absolute must!

  • Jason Loeffler
    2018-11-04 07:55

    Very much The Count of Monte Cristo meets Les Miserables - and a very good score to boot. So far, in terms of opera, it's this or Tosca. Take your pick.