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English National Opera Guide 40: Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) - Giuseppe Verdi

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English National Opera Guide 40: Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) - Giuseppe Verdi

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original. “See how the drama is turned into laughter,” comment the chorus, as they witness the destruction of a marriage and a friendship. Here Pierluigi Petrobelli shows how the irony woven into the tragedy results from the meeting of French and Italian traditions. Is this really a ridiculous libretto mangled by censorship, or is it Verdi’s finest achievement, with its perfectly symmetrical drama and beautiful variety? Benedict Sarnaker analyses the extended love duet – the kernel of the score, and the pivot of the action. Harold Powers looks at the laughing chorus and at the quicksilver character of Oscar, unique in Verdi’s work.

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English National Opera Guide 40: Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) - Giuseppe Verdi - 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.

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English National Opera Guide 40: Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) - Giuseppe Verdi

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original. “See how the drama is turned into laughter,” comment the chorus, as they witness the destruction of a marriage and a friendship. Here Pierluigi Petrobelli shows how the irony woven into the tragedy results from the meeting of French and Italian traditions. Is this really a ridiculous libretto mangled by censorship, or is it Verdi’s finest achievement, with its perfectly symmetrical drama and beautiful variety? Benedict Sarnaker analyses the extended love duet – the kernel of the score, and the pivot of the action. Harold Powers looks at the laughing chorus and at the quicksilver character of Oscar, unique in Verdi’s work.

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English National Opera Guide 40: Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) - Giuseppe Verdi - 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.

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Additional Information
Book Genre Drama
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Alma Classics
Number of pages 98
ISBN 9780714544410
Date of Publication 07/02/2011
Language Italian
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
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