Document Type

Article

Date

Spring 1977

Embargo Period

2-15-2011

Keywords

opera, Syracuse University Special Collections, libretto, Italian opera, nineteenth century, Verdi

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Music | Musicology

Description/Abstract

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.

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local input

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Musicology Commons

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