Verdi's Operas: An Illustrated Survey of Plots,
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Richly melodic and powerfully dramatic, Verdi's operas occupy a unique place in the repertoire. In this complete, authoritative guide, each of the 26 works is studied in detail, with an act-by-act plot summary and analysis of its subject matter. The authors also set each opera in the context of its period and Verdi's artistic development, and discuss the composer's literary sources and his relationship with his librettists. The guide is illustrated with colour photographs from modern productions.