by Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897,

Language: English
Format: Print Book 1982
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML50.B625 C22 1982
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Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML50.B625 C22 1982
Jefferson Hills Public Library Non-Fiction PB 782.1 BIZ
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
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Call Number  PB 782.1 BIZ
English National 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. Bizet describes himself as 'pagan' and Carmen has a savage Mediterranean beauty quite unique in music. The essays included in this Guide suggest some reasons for its legendary theatrical appeal. Martin Cooper describes the traditional mixture of spoken words and song that stimulated Bizet to exclaim 'I want to revolutionise opera-comique!': the translators show the ingenious and inspired ways in which he set about it. Lesley Wright analyses the score and Michael Rabaud shows the uncanny appropriateness of Nietzche's support for Bizet in his famous attacks on the decadence of Wagner. This is the first time that the complete text of the verses that Bizet set to music and the full dialogue (much of it especially translated for this Opera Guide), have ever been published.
Additional Information
Series Opera guide ; 13.
Subjects Bizet, Georges, -- 1838-1875. -- Carmen.
Operas -- Librettos.
Publisher London : New York :J. Calder ;1982
Riverrun Press,
Other Titles Carmen.
Contributors Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908, author.
Moody, Nell, translator.
Moody, John, 1906-1993, translator.
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen.
Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870. Carmen.
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897. Carmen.
Language English
English and French.
Notes Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy with English translation by Nell and John Moody.
Based on: Carmen / Prosper Mérimée.
Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: page 56.
Discography: pages 127-128.
ISBN 0714539376 (pbk.)
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