Fidelio - English National Opera Guide 4 (includes libretto)

Fidelio - English National Opera Guide 4 (includes libretto) $22.99

Ludwig van Beethoven

Published by John Calder Publications

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera, providing stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original

Fidelio is Beethoven's only opera and the composition he is said to have loved the most

Elizabeth Forbes introduces the background and composition of the opera, written and revised over the years when Europe was caught up in the Napoleonic campaigns

Basil Deane's musical commentary is the fruit of a life's study and devotion to the work

The last contribution is an extract from Ernest Newman's translation of Romain Rolland's classic study of Beethoven the Creator


'Brilliantly produced and superb value' ~ Sunday Times

'All these will provide the new opera-goer with food for thought' ~ Daily Telegraph

'Wholehearted recommendation of this valuable new series' ~ TLS

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