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Henry Purcells Operas: The Complete Texts

Henry Purcell

Published September 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780198164456
Hardcover
552 pages
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This volume is the first ever collection of Henry Purcells opera texts. The much neglected dramatick operas or semi-operas are here edited in entirety, alongside Purcells famous all-sung work, Dido and Aeneas, in both its 1689 form and its 1700MoreThis volume is the first ever collection of Henry Purcells opera texts. The much neglected dramatick operas or semi-operas are here edited in entirety, alongside Purcells famous all-sung work, Dido and Aeneas, in both its 1689 form and its 1700 adaptation as a series of masques in Shakespeares Measure for Measure. Each opera has a short introduction explaining the circumstances of the composition of the work and the sources of the opera text.