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GLUCK AND MONTEVERDI OPERA LIBRETTI
By Nico Castel
Assisted and Edited by Marcie Stapp
Volume I contains: Orfeo ed Euridice (in Italian); Alceste (in French); Iphigènie en Audlide (in French) and Iphigènie en Tauride (in French); by Christoph Willibald Gluck and L'Orfeo (in Italian); II Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (in Italian); and L'Incoronazione di Poppea (in Italian) by Claudio Monteverdi
Forward by Maestro James Conlon
Marcie Stapp states: "In editing this volume of works by Monteverdi and Gluck I was faced with a substantial challenge in proofreading the libretti. This is due to the fact that for some of the operas no original autograph score is in existence, and that a number of 'versions' have been created either by the composer himself or a later party. One also finds a dazzling number of text discrepancies among different scores and libretti, in many cases due to a 'modernization' of the 17th century Italian. Rather than take on the challenge of researching material that has already been studied extensively by the world's great musicologists, I opted to simply adhere to a particular critical edition of each opera."
xxii + 459 Pages Hard Cover Linen Binding Smyth-Sewn