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- DescriptionDon Giovanni has been called the greatest opera ever composed, an almost perfect work. Along with Aida, La Boheme, and Carmen, Mozart's masterpiece is one of the most often performed operas. The work is so admired that when the Italian composer Gioacchi Rossini was asked which of his own operas he liked best, Rossini unhesitatingly replied, Don Giovanni. This Dover edition contains the standard Italian libretto of Don Giovanni, side by side with a complete new English translation. Convenient and portable, it also includes an informative Introduction, a complete List of Characters, and an easy-to-follow Plot Summary. All repeats are given in full, so you can follow the text as it is sung, without losing your place.With this inexpensive, handy guide, opera lovers can appreciate every word of Mozart's brilliant comic drama in the original Italian or in modern English. An ideal companion for reading along with a recording, a broadcast, or at the performance itself, this superb volume is a first-rate aid to enjoyment of one of the world's most celebrated operas.
- Author BiographyA child prodigy who blossomed into the Classical era's most influential composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 91) wrote more than 600 works in his brief life. His oeuvre encompasses a wide variety of genres, including symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music.
- Author(s)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- PublisherDover Publications Inc.
- Date of Publication01/10/1985
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Series TitleThe Dover Opera Libretto Series
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDover Publications Inc.
- Weight136 g
- Width132 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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