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Un ballo in maschera / A Masked Ball
By Nicholas John (editor), Giuseppe Verdi (composer) and Edmund Tracey (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Trafalgar Square
Publication date February 1, 2011
Pages 96
Binding Paperback
Edition Rep blg
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780714544410
ISBN-10 0714544418
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.95
Summaries and Reviews 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. ''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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Rep blg edition from Trafalgar Square (February 1, 2011)
9780714544410 | details & prices | 96 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $29.95
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