Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780226297576 Published August 2000
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9780226297583 Published November 2002

Puccini

His International Art

Michele Girardi

Puccini
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Michele Girardi

Translated by Laura Basini
546 pages | 190 musical examples | 6-3/4 x 9-1/4 | © 2000
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780226297576 Published August 2000
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9780226297583 Published November 2002
Puccini's operas are among the most popular and widely performed in the world, yet few books have examined his body of work from an analytical perspective. This volume remedies that lack in lively prose accessible to scholars and opera enthusiasts alike.
Contents
Foreword, by William Ashbrook
Preface to the English Edition
Note on Editions
Note on the Musical Examples
List of Abbreviations
1. Dynasty of Composers
2. Scapigliatura Interlude
3. Manon Lescaut: Wagner and the Eighteenth Century
4. La Bohème: The Poetic Reality
5. Tosca: Rome between Faith and Power
6. Madama Butterfly: An Exotic Tragedy
7. Puccini in the Twentieth Century
8. Wars, à la Operetta
9. Experimental Dramaturgy
10. Turandot!
Catalog of Works
Selected Bibliography
Index
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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