He halted in the district where by night are found the lightest streets, hearts, vows and librettos
She further outlines in general the state of sources for the operas--most of the primary sources are found in the Contarini Collection in the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice--as well as the editorial challenges faced due to the brevity of the musical notation (often on two staves, with a sparsely figured bass line, with some passages for strings), as well as the importance of various librettos
to the editorial process.
The "real" exhibit was matched by a "virtual" one, improving the range of pages and volumes on show; it included a projection with music, devoted to librettos
and vocal scores covers.
2 and Josephus, was written (as the librettos
dedication makes explicit) to celebrate the defeat of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745-46, the final armed attempt in Britain to remove the ruling Protestant Hanoverians and restore the exiled Catholic Stuart monarchy.
Wards justifies her pure-libretto
approach on the basis that "the librettos
still yield plentiful information about the onstage 'textual practice' of China operas" (23), and by deploying ancient, no longer sustainable, arguments on the superiority of the text over music.
This collection of librettos
for Mozart's seven immortal operas provides the reader with a new look at the textual inspiration for the master composer's creations.
More proof that these were arias from Vivaldi's Argippo was provided by analysis of all the known librettos
on this theme.
A native of Nova Scotia, he previously wrote the librettos
for Beatrice Chancy (1999), to music by James Rolfe, and Quebecite (2003), to music by Jackson.
In the meantime, McClatchy, the out poet who is also editor of The Yale Review, has penned librettos
for a dozen other American operas.
Pizza has signed a 1,600 s/f lease at 546 Third Ave.
He penned the librettos
for George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, La Chatte, and Cotillon, co-founded with Balanchine the short-lived Ballets 1933, and later helped Roland Petit launch Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees, which he served in its infancy as artistic director.
This approach is timely: too often opera seria librettos
are lumped together and dismissed as a debased amalgam of complex and baffling if not incomprehensible plots and stilted verse employing the same images and similes over and over again.