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Verdi, Giuseppe - Aida (Overture ENO Guide)

9780714544069

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Revised version of the ENO Opera Guides originally published by John Calder.

Includes original text of the libretto facing a literal English translation.

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  • Expert Aricles on the opera and its performance history.
  • Original text of the libretto facing a literal English translation.
  • Black and white pictures
  • Thematic guide to the score
  • Bibliography & discography
  • New Paperback | 100 pp.
  • ISBN: 9780714544069
  • Published: 2011

 

Aida is, for most of us, the quintessence of Ancient Egypt but it is certainly not just for archaeologists. Michael Rose points out that it is really about patriotism – an issue of burning importance to Verdi and his contemporaries. Music critic William Mann reflects that even a short look at the score reveals subtleties that repay careful listening. And Verdi’s own letters show the germs of the opera grow from suggestion to creation.

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'Brilliantly produced and superb value.' Sunday Times

'All these will provide the new opera-goer with food for thought.' Daily Telegraph

'Wholehearted recommendation of this valuable new series.' TLS

 

English National Opera Guide Number 2

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