Revised version of the ENO Opera Guides originally published by John Calder.
Includes original text of the libretto facing a literal English translation.
These Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original.
Among the features of this Guide to La Cenerentola, Philip Gossett throws new light on the remarkable story of the opera’s composition, while Colin Graham, ENO producer, argues that it is the most sympathetic of all Rossini’s comic masterpieces, and Mark Elder, ENO Music Director, shows how Rossini’s musical style is exceptionally well suited to this enchanting story.
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'Wholehearted recommendation of this valuable new series.' TLS
English National Opera Guide Number 1