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Overture Opera Guides: La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

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Overture Opera Guides: La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book)

La traviata was Giuseppe Verdi’s eighteenth opera and shows him at the height of his middle-period powers. Adapted from La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils, it portrays the love between the courtesan Violetta Valéry and the young Alfredo Germont in fashionable Parisian society, with its inevitable tragic outcome. It had its premiere at La Fenice in Venice in 1853 and has gone on to become one of the most performed and greatly loved of all operas.

There are articles in the guide about Verdi’s preparations for the first performances, a musical commentary, an overview of the opera’s social background and an examination of how the libretto was adapted from Dumas’s play. Also included are a survey of important performances and performers, sixteen pages of illustrations, a musical thematic guide, the full libretto and English translation, a discography, bibliography and DVD and website guides.

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Overture Opera Guides: La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book) - About the Author:

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) is one of Italy's most celebrated opera composers. His best-known operas include Rigoletto, Il trovatore, La traviata and Aida.

Overture Opera Guides: La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book) - Reviews:

‘Neat little volumes they are, handy for carrying around, clearly printed and well set-out, complete with libretto and translation, discography and a generous selection of illustrations.’ Gramophone

'Brilliantly produced and superb value.' The Sunday Times

'The jolliest of bargains.' The Musical Times

'Marvellous... the best books of their kind.' Hugh Canning

‘The first thing noticeable about these initial items in the revamped Opera Guides series... is how much more solid and attractive these volumes are compared with the old ones. Production values are up, with more appealing design, clearer print and much better paper, making these books altogether more shelf-worthy.’
BBC Music Magazine

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Product Description

Overture Opera Guides: La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book)

La traviata was Giuseppe Verdi’s eighteenth opera and shows him at the height of his middle-period powers. Adapted from La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils, it portrays the love between the courtesan Violetta Valéry and the young Alfredo Germont in fashionable Parisian society, with its inevitable tragic outcome. It had its premiere at La Fenice in Venice in 1853 and has gone on to become one of the most performed and greatly loved of all operas.

There are articles in the guide about Verdi’s preparations for the first performances, a musical commentary, an overview of the opera’s social background and an examination of how the libretto was adapted from Dumas’s play. Also included are a survey of important performances and performers, sixteen pages of illustrations, a musical thematic guide, the full libretto and English translation, a discography, bibliography and DVD and website guides.

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Overture Opera Guides: La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book) - About the Author:

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) is one of Italy's most celebrated opera composers. His best-known operas include Rigoletto, Il trovatore, La traviata and Aida.

Overture Opera Guides: La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (A Dual-Language Book/Parallel Text Book) - Reviews:

‘Neat little volumes they are, handy for carrying around, clearly printed and well set-out, complete with libretto and translation, discography and a generous selection of illustrations.’ Gramophone

'Brilliantly produced and superb value.' The Sunday Times

'The jolliest of bargains.' The Musical Times

'Marvellous... the best books of their kind.' Hugh Canning

‘The first thing noticeable about these initial items in the revamped Opera Guides series... is how much more solid and attractive these volumes are compared with the old ones. Production values are up, with more appealing design, clearer print and much better paper, making these books altogether more shelf-worthy.’
BBC Music Magazine

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Additional Information
Book Genre Drama
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Overture Publishing
Number of pages 288
ISBN 9781847495518
Date of Publication 2013
Language Italian
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Published in association with English National Opera (ENO)
  • Dual-language (Parallel texts) books enable you to read through the text and instantly check on any words or phrases that you might not have quite understood. These books are a great tool for language learners!
  • Full translation in English on the facing page
  • Read a great work of Opera while also learning Italian
  • Ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners of Italian
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