First presented at the Teatro Regio, Turin, in 1893, Manon Lescaut was the com poser's first great operatic success. Its London premiere a year later, prom- pted G.B. Shaw to call Puccini an "heir of Verdi." Reprint of authoritative Italian edition. List of characters. Instrumentation.
Puccini composed this four-act opera on a libretto by Domenico Oliva, Giulio Ricordi, Luigi Illica and Marco Praga. The opera launched Puccini as the successor of Verdi and showed the effect of Wagner on Italian opera. Reprint edition.
Performers: Maria Chiara, Angelo Romero, Nicola Martinucci.
With a preface, historical introduction, and critical notes in Italian and English. Instrumentation list. Cast of characters. Four appendices. Puccini composed this opera on a libretto by Luigi Illica, Domenico Oliva, and Marco Praga. It premiered in Torino, 1893. This vocal score is based on the…
The first volume in a new critical edition of the operas of Puccini. This two-volume set contains a preface and historical introduction in Italian and English, critical notes, and four appendices. Puccini composed this opera on a libretto by Luigi Illica, Domenico Oliva and Marco Praga. This edition…