Synopses & Reviews
One of the earliest Verdi operas remaining in the repertory. Tragic story of the jester and his daughter is remarkable for bold characterization, superb drama, glorious music filled with atmosphere and color. Reproduced from the standard Ricordi edition. Lists of characters and instruments.
Remarkable for its bold characterization, color, atmosphere, and dramatic plot, Verdi's 1851 opera was an immediate success upon its Venice debut, and it remains a staple of the repertoire to this day. The tale of a despised hunchback and his beloved daughter marked the first appearance of the tragic jester in Italian opera and provided Verdi with a subject well suited to his talents.
Amateur and professional performers alike will appreciate this handsome, moderately priced practice and performance edition of the opera's vocal score. Ideal for study, rehearsals, and recitals, it contains the complete music for voices with a piano reduction of the vocal score. Lyrics appear in the original Italian only.
Standard Ricordi edition of perennially popular masterpiece.
Standard Ricordi edition of perennially popular masterpiece. Tragic story of jester and his daughter remarkable for bold characterization, superb drama, glorious music. Lists of characters and instruments.
About the Author
An Italian composer of the Romantic era, Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) wrote operas that remain standards of the repertoire more than a century after his death. His most popular works include Rigoletto, La Traviata, and Aida.