Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (17561791), Lorenzo da Ponte (17491838)

Don Giovanni – Libretto

Reprint of the standard Italian libretto
with New English Translation by Ellen H. Beiler

Lyric book

Item no.246498
Author/ComposerWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo da Ponte
Languagesenglish, italian
Scope128 pages
Publisher/ProducerDover Music Publications
Producer No.DP 24944-1
ISBN9780486249445
7.50 €
incl. VAT plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–6 weeks
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Description

Don Giovanni has been called the greatest opera ever composed, an almost perfect work. Along with Aida, La Bohème, and Carmen, Mozart's masterpiece is one of the most often performed operas. The work is so admired that when the Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini was asked which of his own operas he liked best, Rossini unhesitatingly replied, "Don Giovanni."

This Dover edition contains the standard Italian libretto of Don Giovanni, side by side with a complete new English translation. Convenient and portable, it also includes an informative Introduction, a complete List of Characters, and an easy-to-follow Plot Summary. All repeats are given in full, so you can follow the text as it is sung, without losing your place.

With this inexpensive, handy guide, opera lovers can appreciate every word of Mozart's brilliant comic drama — in the original Italian or in modern English. An ideal companion for reading along with a recording, a broadcast, or at the performance itself, this superb volume is a first-rate aid to enjoyment of one of the world's most celebrated operas.