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La traviata: English National Opera Guide 5
By Giuseppe Verdi and Nicholas John (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Trafalgar Square
Publication date February 7, 2011
Pages 80
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780714544090
ISBN-10 0714544094
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. In this Guide, Julian Budden reviews the difficulties that faced the management that had commissioned La Traviata and how, in some previously unpublished letters, Verdi fought their views on casting the leading lady. Denis Arnold contributes a musical commentary. April FitzLyon discusses the social background of the "lady of the camellias" in fact, fiction and on the stage, and Nicholas John compares the libretto with the play to show how skilfully it was adapted to for the operatic stage.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780634072642
 
from Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi (May 1, 1987)
9780634072642 | details & prices | 249 pages | 8.25 × 10.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.84 lbs | List price $34.95
About: (Vocal Score).
Paperback
Book cover for 9780634072628 Book cover for 9780634072949 Book cover for 9780714544090 Book cover for 9781847495518
 
With Philip Reed (other contributor) | from Trafalgar Square (January 1, 2014)
9781847495518 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $29.95
About: A complete guide to Giuseppe Verdi's 18th opera, showing him at the height of his middle-period powers Adapted from La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, La Traviata portrays the love of the courtesan Violetta Valéry and the young Alfredo Germont in fashionable Parisian society, with its inevitable tragic outcome.
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With Nicholas John (other contributor) | New edition from Trafalgar Square (February 7, 2011); titled "La traviata: English National Opera Guide 5"
9780714544090 | details & prices | 80 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $16.95
About: English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera.
from Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi (January 30, 1999)
9780634072949 | details & prices | List price $15.00
With J. Machlis (other contributor) | from Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi (November 1, 1986)
9780634072628 | details & prices | 248 pages | 8.00 × 10.50 × 1.00 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $52.00
About: Italian/English.

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