German Opera Libretti by James SteakleyGerman Opera Libretti by James Steakley

German Opera Libretti

EditorJames Steakley

Paperback | February 1, 1995

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Foreword by Jost Hermand The libretti of the greatest German operas: Mozart's The Magic Flute, Beethoven's Fidelio, Wagner's Parsifal, Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, and Schoenberg's Moses and Aron.
Title:German Opera LibrettiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 1995Publisher:Bloomsbury

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ISBN - 10:0826407390

ISBN - 13:9780826407399

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Jost Hermand
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Translated by Michael Geliot (lyrics) and Anthony Besch (dialogue); adapted by the editor
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Ludwig van Beethoven
FIDELIO
Libretto from the French of Jean-Nicolas Bouilly by Joseph Sonnleithner, Stephanvon Breuning, and Georg Friedrich Treitschke
Translated by Paul Csonka and Ariane Thesl¿f (lyrics) and James Steakley (dialogue)
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Richard Wagner
PARSIFAL
Translated by Andrew Porter
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Richard Strauss
THE ROSE CAVALIER
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Translated by Alfred Kalisch; adapted by the editor
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Arnold Sch¿nberg
MOSES AND ARON
Translated by Allen Forte with revisions by Paul Hamburger; adapted by the editor

From Our Editors

The question whether the text, music, singers, or setting is the most important feature of an opera has long been debated. At one time, the courts of Vienna and Munich imported Italian opera before the German language gained acceptance. Once established, German opera, from Mozart to Schoenberg, reached the highest peak--as seen in the libretti of this volume.