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Description - Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226853147
ISBN-10: 0226853144
Format: Hardback
(440mm x 290mm x mm)
Pages: 550
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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