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Anthology of Italian Opera


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Tenor. Composed by Various. Vocal Collection. 216 pages. Published by Ricordi (HL.50484602).

Item Number: HL.50484602

ISBN 0634043889. 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.

  • E lucevan le stelle from Tosca (Puccini) 
  • Nessun Dorma 
  • Celeste Aida 
  • Com'e Gentil 
  • La Donna e Mobile 
  • Spirto Gentil 
  • Ch'ella mi creda 
  • Avete torto! 
  • Vesti La Giubba 
  • Donna non vidi mai 
  • Recondita Armonia 
  • Addio, fiorito asil 
  • Che gelida manina from La Bohème 

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  • April 28, 2011 Anthology of Italian Opera Tenor

    This is an excelent selection of Italian operatic arias for the tenor. As a retired opera tenor and vocal teacher I would highly recommend it to both the professional and advanced tenor singing student. This is an empressive publication containing notes and aditional traditional vocal cadenzas not found in many...

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