opera, Syracuse University Special Collections, libretto, Italian opera, nineteenth century, Verdi
Arts and Humanities | Music | Musicology
In this article, Aubrey S. Garlington, Jr. explains the historical tension between the composer of the opera and its librettist, arguing that although the adulation of the composer has steadily risen in modern history, there cannot be an opera without a libretto. He also notes that 18th and early 19th century libretti are becoming more important in musicology, and analyzes a collection of Italian libretti that can be found at Syracuse University's Bird Library.
Garlington, Aubrey S., Jr. "A Collection of Italian Opera Libretti in the Syracuse University Libraries." The Courier 14.1 and 14.2 (1977): 23-32.