The Complete Verdi Libretti Volume 1

    The Complete Verdi Libretti Volume 1


      In Four Volumes
      By Nico Castel

      The format for the Verdi libretti is the same as for the Puccini

      Volume I contains: Aïda; Alzira; Aroldo; Attila; Un Ballo in Maschera; La Battaglia di Legnano; and Il Corsaro.

      Foreword by Sherrill Milnes

      xv + 438 Pages Hard Cover Linen Binding Smyth-Sewn

      ISBN 1-878617-10-9

      Volume II contains: Don Carlo; I Due Foscari; Ernani; Falstaff; La Forza del Destino; Giovanna d'Arco; and Un Giorno di Regno.

      Foreword by Sherrill Milnes

      xvi + 618 Pages Hard Cover Linen Binding Smyth-Sewn

      ISBN 1-878617-11-7

      Volume III contains: I Lombardi; Luisa Miller; Macbeth; I Masnadieri; Nabucco; Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio; and Otello.

      Foreword by Sherrill Milnes

      xv + 484 Pages Hard Cover Linen Binding Smyth-Sewn

      ISBN 1-878617-12-5

      Volume IV contains: Rigoletto; Simon Boccanegra; Stiffelio; La Traviata; Il Trovatore; and I Vespri Siciliani.

      Foreword by Sherrill Milnes

      xv + 523 Pages Hard Cover Linen Binding Smyth-Sewn

      ISBN 1-878617-13-3

      *Note that Volume II costs $5.00 more than the other three Verdi volumes. The reason is purely economic: It has 180 more pages than Volume I, on which the pricing decisions were made.

      As with the Puccini Libretti volumes, Sherrill Milnes wrote the Foreword for the Verdi. As he is recognized as an international specialist in the difficult Verdi baritone roles, this seemed most appropriate. Since the first publication of the Libretti series in late 1994, Nico Castel has been deluged with positive comments regarding his accomplishments both as a vocal artist and as a diction teacher? both positions of which he has held for many years at the Metropolitan Opera. In addition, he has been a sought-after performer with The New York City Opera and many other major world theatres as a character tenor. He has more than 200 of these roles in his repertoire. He is also much in demand as a foreign-language diction specialist in many major music schools and opera houses: The Juilliard School; Manhattan School of Music; The Mannes School of Music; Boston University; The Helsinki National Opera; Indiana University; The Israel Institute of Vocal Arts in Tel Aviv, etc., etc. His colleagues in all these places hold him in such high esteem, it is impossible for us to list all their comments in this space.