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Verdi, Giuseppe - Aida (Overture ENO Guide)



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.


'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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