Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Giuseppe Verdi


Tragedia Lirica in Three Acts by Salvadore Cammarano Critical Commentary 2nd

By (author) See other recent books by Giuseppe Verdi
Volume editor Stefano Castelvecchi See other recent books by Stefano Castelvecchi See other recent books by Jonathan Cheskin
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $529.00
Your Price: $476.10 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $52.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $23.81 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi

Book Description

Alzira is the seventh work and the sixth opera to be published in the critical edition of "The Works of Giuseppe Verdi". Composed during the middle of the very productive period of Verdi's first large-scale successes, Alzira premiered at Naples on August 12, 1845. Cammarano's libretto is based on a play of Voltaire, who used a real incident in 16th-century Peru during the Spanish conquest to shape a critique of the morality of the noble savage as against Christian values. The inherent conflicts and exotic setting appealed to Verdi's dramatic sense, and in its best moments the music of Alzira fully realizes his potential as a masterful composer for the theater. Because the success of the premiere was not repeated, Alzira fell out of the repertory and no orchestral score was ever published. This critical edition, based on Verdi's autograph score and important secondary sources, provides a full score of the work. It is complemented by an introduction tracing the opera's genesis, sources and performance history and practices. Together with the detailed critical commentary, discussing problems and ambiguities in the sources, this edition provides scholars and performers alike with a means for interpretation and study of this poorly known work.

Buy Alzira book by Giuseppe Verdi from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226853147
ISBN-10: 0226853144
Format: Hardback
(440mm x 290mm x 64mm)
Pages: 550
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi-Boito Correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi Verdi-Boito Correspondence, Paperback (September 2015)

With a glimpse of the daily life of European art and artists during the fertile last decades of the nineteenth century, this book is suitable for anyone passionate about opera.

» View all books by Giuseppe Verdi


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Alzira book by Giuseppe Verdi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Giuseppe Verdi close
Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Messa Da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi
I Due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi
Verdi-Boito Correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Attila by Giuseppe Verdi
Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi
Chamber Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Forza Del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi
Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Giovanna D'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi
Hymns/Inni by Giuseppe Verdi
Recent books by Stefano Castelvecchi close
Operas of Giuseppe Verdi by Stefano Castelvecchi
Sentimental Opera by Stefano Castelvecchi
Alzira by Stefano Castelvecchi
Recent books by Jonathan Cheskin close
Alzira by Jonathan Cheskin
» close