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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Trafalgar Square
Publication date July 21, 2011
Pages 225
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781847495433
ISBN-10 1847495435
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.95
Summaries and Reviews
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Verdi's Simon Boccanegra exists in two versions: that of the 1857 original and that of the 1881 revision. The texts of the libretto of both versions are included in this guide, with a number of essays which focus on the differences between the two. Rodolfo Celleti provides the story's historical context, setting the events of the real life of Simon Boccanegra against the unification of Italy, which formed the political backdrop to the composition of both versions of Verdi's opera. James A. Hepokoski gives a detailed synopsis of the 1881 score, and indicates the ways in which Verdi radically revised the original and reworked it to fit his late style. Lastly, Desmond Shawe-Taylor discusses Verdi's attitude to his singers, and the critical reception that performances of both versions of the opera received.

This edition contains over twenty illustrations, a thematic guide and the texts of the libretti in the original with literal translations. There is also a bibilography, discography and DVD guide, together with a list of websites that will allow the reader to explore the opera further.



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from Trafalgar Square (July 21, 2011)
9781847495433 | details & prices | 225 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Verdi's Simon Boccanegra exists in two versions: that of the 1857 original and that of the 1881 revision.
With Mario Parenti (other contributor) | from Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi (November 1, 1986)
9780634072505 | details & prices | 246 pages | List price $24.95
About: Italian Only.
from Trafalgar Square (December 1, 1984)
9780714540641 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The English National Opera Guides were originally conceived in partnership with the English National Opera and edited by Nicholas John, the ENO's dramaturg, who died tragically in an accident in the Alps.

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