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Mozart's Don Giovanni (the Dover Opera Libretto Series)

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Standard Italian libretto of what has been called the greatest opera ever composed, with a complete new English translation. Convenient and thoroughly portable — an ideal companion for reading along with a recording or the performance itself. All repeats are given in full. Introduction. List of Characters. Plot Summary.
Paperback, 121 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by Dover Publications (first published June 1st 1974)
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Alexander Arsov
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni

Calder, Paperback, 1983.

8vo. 112 pp. English National Opera guides No. 18.

Contents

List of Illustrations

The 'Comic' Element in 'Don Giovanni' Michael F. Robinson
Music and Action in 'Don Giovanni' David Wyn Jones
Lorenzo da Ponte Christopher Raeburn

Characterisation in 'Don Giovanni'
Thematic Guide

'Don Giovanni' libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
English translation by Norman Platt and Laura Sarti

Act One
Act Two
Act Three

Additional Scenes
Discography
Bibliography
Contributors

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Emma Iadanza
Mar 01, 2014 Emma Iadanza rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Opera enthusiasts, Italian students
One of the best operas, Don Giovanni is one of the most interesting versions of the Don Juan story. Although it was a fail in Vienna, it was a success in Prague! Go da Ponte/Mozart!
Nikita
Great story and would be great to see as an operatic performance, but I don't recommend reading the libretto. It's just like reading a bunch of repetitive song lyrics.
Steffi
Gelesen zu Schulzeiten, als Vergleich mit Frischs Don Juan oder die Liebe zur Geometrie. Gefällt mir wesentlich besser als Frisch, sehr amüsant geschrieben.
Lillian
Some enjoy Don Giovanni for its ambiguity, but that is precisely why I did not enjoy it.
Jason Loeffler
An all-around jerk gets dragged to hell? What's not to like?
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart full name Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over six hundred works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

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