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Anthology of Italian Opera


By Various

Soprano. Composed by Various. Vocal Collection. Published by Ricordi (HL.50484600).

Item Number: HL.50484600

ISBN 0634043862. 9x12 inches.

Every voice studio and serious singer will need these new volumes, which are a happy complement to the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology. This impressive series takes a serious look at opera in Italian, resulting in the largest anthologies of arias ever published devoted to the topic. Arias include the most famous excerpts along with rare beauties. Each aria has been carefully researched and newly engraved. Plot notes and translations are included for all selections. Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi and Puccini are liberally represented with essential as well as interesting arias. Also included are wonderful Baroque arias by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Handel, Vivaldi and Pergolesi. Beyond Mozart, classical era Italian arias by Gluck, Cimarosa and Paisiello may be found in the compilations. Other 19th and 20th century composers represented are Boito, Catalani, Cilea, Giordano, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Montemezzi, Ponchielli, Respighi and Wolf-Ferrari. Many of the arias have never before appeared in collections. There are 36-41 arias per volume.

  • O mamma, mamma 
  • Bel piacere (Handel) 
  • Ebben? N'Andro Lontana 
  • O Mio Babbino Caro 
  • Quando Men Vo (Musetta's Waltz) 
  • Un Bel Di Vedremo 
  • Vissi D'arte 
  • Senza Mamma 
  • Tanto Amore, Segreto 
  • Piangero La Sorte Mia 
  • Sempre Libera (Traviata) Verdi 
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  • 5

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  • 2007-03-29 00:00:00.0 Awesome Anthology

    Great for teachers of advanced high school singers as well as professionals. This book offers a plethora of different works and styles - somtehing for everyone.

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  • 2007-01-27 00:00:00.0 A basic italian aria collection!

    This one has it all! Suitable for everyone and most helpfull as for the interpretation of different styles from baroque till the verismo. It contains some of real antique gems not easily to find elswhere. Range of difficulty is very flexible. It has pieces apropriable for begginers as well as...

    affirmated singers. In this volume you can find an English translation for all arias as well as the dramatic context. This should be your first choice!

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