Seven Mozart Librettos A Verse Translation

ISBN-10: 0393066096

ISBN-13: 9780393066098

Edition: 2011

Authors: J. D. McClatchy
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Description: A landmark event in the world of music, Mozart's seven major librettos have finally been translated in verse with a sparkling poetic quality that matches the magnificence of the originals. Beginning this epic endeavor with his translation of The Magic Flute , first introduced at the Metropolitan Opera, McClatchy has now completed his translations of Idomeneo , The Abduction from the Seraglio , The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni , Cosigrave; Fan Tutte , and La Clemenza di Tito . The result is a brilliantly translated and handsomely designed volume that brings the lively wordplay and drama of the originals to life in a verse that matches the exuberance and lyricism of the original Da Ponte, Schikaneder, Varesco, Mazzolagrave;, and Stephanie librettos. With facing-page text and an illuminating introduction to each opera-including a dramatic recap, a history of the opera, and a list of characters-this book is a masterpiece, the likes of which has never been seen in English before.

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1184
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.498

J. D. McClatchy is the author of four books of poems, two books of literary essays, & four opera libretti. He is the editor of "The Yale Review" & a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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