23 Oct 2005
PUCCINI: Tutti Libretti d'Opera
This is a collection of the original libretti to Puccini's Le Villi, Edgar, Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West, La Rondine, Il Trittico (Gianni Schicchi, Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica), and Turandot in nine booklets within a cardboard slipcase.
Each booklet contains the original libretto, along with commonly used variants, if any. In addition, pertinent biographical data, a summary of the plot, and explanatory notes are included. All text is in Italian. Nevertheless, this is a valuable reference work for even the most linguistically challenged. It is difficult to find outside the European Union. For readers in North America, contact Joseph Patelson Music House in New York to special order it for you.