by Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919,

Language: English
Format: Print Book 1982
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML50.P965 T62 1982
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML50.P965 T62 1982
Here is one of Puccini's greatest hits, in an affordable version for complete orchestra. This story of love, art and death in Rome during the Napoleonic wars is today considered a classic for such arias as "Vissi d'arte" (I lived for art; I lived for love), but at its premiere in 1900 it was denounced as "a shabby little shocker," for things like Baron Scarpia's lechery and Tosca's termination of him with extreme prejudice. Be aware that Dover's scores are reprints from other companies that are now out of copyright; that means that they're older versions, and lack such amenities as English translations.
Manifest artiface / Bernard Williams
The music of Puccini's "Tosca" / Bernard Keeffe
Historical perspectives on "Tosca" / Stuart Woolf
Thematic guide.

Additional Information
Series Opera guide ; 16.
Subjects Puccini, Giacomo, -- 1858-1924. -- Tosca.
Operas -- Librettos.
Publisher London : New York :J. Calder ;1982
Riverrun Press,
Other Titles Tosca.
Contributors Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906, author.
Tracey, Edmund, translator.
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Tosca.
Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908. Tosca.
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919. Tosca.
Language English
Notes Libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on the play by Victorien Sardou, with English translation by Edmund Tracey.
"Published in association with English National Opera and the Royal Opera."
Description 80 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 80).
Discography: pages 78-79.
ISBN 0714537721 (pbk.)
9780714537726 (pbk.)
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