Best Puccini Books

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1. A Night at the Opera: An Irreverent Guide to The Plots, The Singers, The Composers, The Recordings (Modern Library (Paperback))

Author: by Denis Sir Forman
Published at: Modern Library; Revised, Subsequent edition (September 1, 1998)
ISBN: 978-0375751769

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Delightful and anti-reverentialSunday Times (London)With an encyclopedic knowledge of opera and a delightful dash of irreverence, Sir Denis Forman throws open the world of operaits structure, composers, conductors, and artistsin this hugely informative guide. A Night at the Opera dissects the eighty-three most popular operas recorded on compact disc, from Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur to Mozart’s Die Zauberflte.

For each opera, Sir Denis details the plot and cast of characters, awarding stars to parts that are worth looking out for, really good, or, occasionally, stunning. He goes on to tell the history of each opera and its early reception.

Finally, each work is graded from alpha to gamma (although the Ring cycle gets an X), and Sir Denis has no qualms about voicing his opinion: the first act of Fidelio is a bit of a mess, while the last scene of Don Giovanni towers above the comic finales of Figaro and Cos and whether or not [it] is Mozart’s greatest opera, it is certainly his most powerful finale.


2. La Bohème in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Giacomo Puccini
Published at: Dover Publications (October 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0486254777

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“La Bohme is perhaps Puccini’s most nearly perfect opera.” Hughes, Famous Puccini Operas. It has long been one of the world’s most beloved musical works an instantly enchanting blend of charm, warmth, gaiety, and pathos, brought to vibrant life by Puccini’s sparkling, lighthearted score.

La Bohme, based on Henri Murger’s novel Scnes de la Vie de Bohme, was first performed at the Teatro Regio, Turin, in 1896. It soon became a staple of the operatic repertoire and has remained so ever since. Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians notes that “Puccini’s music reflects the alternate gaiety and pathos of Murger’s novel with a truth and sincerity to which no name but that of genius can be applied.”Now musicians, opera enthusiasts, and all music lovers can enjoy the full score of this wonderful masterpiece in a sturdy, attractive volume.

Reprinted complete and unabridged from an authoritative Italian edition, with English translations of the lists of characters and instruments and a new table of contents, this edition offers an inexpensive, high-quality score ideal for reading and study. It is a valuable aid to the full enjoyment of a unique and lasting musical landmark.


3. Puccini Without Excuses: A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer

Author: by William Berger
Published at: Vintage (November 8, 2005)
ISBN: 978-1400077786

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Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. Are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But, although Puccini’s art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as Tosca, La Bohme, and Madama Butterfly has never waned, he has long been a victim of critical snobbery and cultural marginalization.

In this witty and informative guide for beginners and fans alike, William Berger sets the record straight, reclaiming Puccini as a serious artist. Combining his trademark irreverent humor with passionate enthusiasm, Berger strikes just the right balance of introductory information and thought-provoking analysis.

He includes a biography, discussions of each opera, a glossary, fun facts and anecdotes, and above all keen insight into Puccini’s enduring power. For anyone who loves Puccini and for anyone who just wonders what all the fuss is about, Puccini Without Excuses is funny, challenging, and always a pleasure to read.


4. Puccini – Il Trittico: Opera Vocal Score Series

Author: by Giacomo Puccini
Published at: RICORDI (August 1, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0634053078

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(Opera).This famous trilogy of Puccini one-act operas, Il tabarro , Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi , now appears in one complete opera vocal score.


5. Gianni Schicchi: Opera Vocal Score (Ricordi Opera Vocal Score)

Author: by Giacomo Puccini

Published at: Ricordi; RCP132848/05 edition (November 1, 2006)
ISBN: 978-1480305113

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Musical Theatre Vocal Solo


6. Madama Butterfly: Vocal Score (CHANT)

Author: by Thomas Martin
Published at: Ricordi (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793553884

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(Vocal Score).Italian/English. Translated by Martin. This revised edition features a new cover design and introductory plot synopsis in English.


7. La Boheme: Vocal Score (G. Schirmer Opera Score Editions)

Author: by Ruth Martin
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793538522

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(Vocal Score).Italian/English. Translated by Martin.


8. Manon Lescaut: Ricordi Opera Vocal Score Series

Author: by Roger Parker
Published at: Ricordi; Bilingual edition (November 1, 2015)
ISBN: 978-8875929794

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(Vocal Score).Reduction for voice and piano based on the critical edition. Includes historical introduction and critical commentary.


9. Turandot: Full Score (Ricordi Opera Full Scores)

Author: by Giacomo Puccini
Published at: RICORDI; 0 edition (February 1, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0634023859

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(Opera).Ricordi is proud to present the first titles in their new series of orchestral scores featuring engaging images (from Casa Ricordi’s historical archives) and synopses in Italian, English, French and German. In addition, these scores feature heavier cover and paper stock plus stronger binding.

10. Madama Butterfly in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Giacomo Puccini
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (June 13, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0486263458

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When Puccini was inspired to write Madama Butterfly, he was at the peak of his fame, idolized as the composer of three great operatic successes, Manon Lescaut, La Bohme, and Tosca. His inspiration was a London production of David Belasco’s American play Madam Butterfly, in whose poignant love story Puccini saw the elements that invariably drew his interest as a composer: a strong theatrical situation involving a heroine in distress.

With his librettists Illica and Giacosa, Puccini began work on Madama Butterfly in 1902. The opera received its first production at La Scala in Milan in 1904, but it was not until the following year that its golden future would become apparent.

A Covent Garden production featuring two of the greatest singers of the day in the leading roles Emmy Destinn as Butterfly and Enrico Caruso as Pinkerton brought London to its feet. When, a year later, it was produced with equal success at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Madama Butterfly began its long reign as one of the greatest favorites of the operatic repertoire.

11. Tosca: Vocal Score

Author: by John Gutman
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793547081

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(Vocal Score).Italian/English. Translated by Gutman.

12. Madama Butterfly

Author: by L. Illica
Published at: G. Schirmer; 1st edition (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793544165

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(Vocal Score).Italian/English. Translated by Gutman.

13. Tosca: Full Score

Author: by Giacomo Puccini
Published at: RICORDI (February 1, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0634019456

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(Opera).Ricordi is proud to present the first titles in their new series of orchestral scores featuring engaging images (from Casa Ricordi’s historical archives) and synopses in Italian, English, French and German. In addition, these scores feature heavier cover and paper stock plus stronger binding.

14. Turandot: Vocal Score

Author: by Giacomo Puccini
Published at: RICORDI (April 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0634072680

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(Vocal Score).Cloth bound. English and Italian text.

15. Puccini for Piano Solo: 38 Inspired Selections from 9 Operas

Author: by Giacomo Puccini
Published at: Ricordi (April 1, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0634040986

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(Misc).Piano solo arrangements of 38 inspired selections from 9 Puccini operas: La Boheme, La Fanciulla del West, Gianni Schicchi, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Suor Angelica, Tosca, Turandot and Le Villi . Includes plot notes for each opera, information on its premiere, listings of librettists, pronunciation guides, and more.

Contents: LA BOHEME: Che gelida manina * Mi chiamano Mimi * O soave fanciulla * Quando men vo * Act III Introduction * Donde lieta * Mimi/Rodolfo Duet * O Mimi, tu piu non torni * Vecchia zimarra * Sono andati * LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Minnie, dalla mia casa son partito * Ch’ella mi creda * GIANNI SCHICCHI: Rinuccio’s Aria * O mio babbino caro * Love Duet * MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Amore o grillo * Entrance of Butterfly * Un bel di vedremo * Che tua madre * Flower Duet * Addio, fiorito asil * MANON LESCAUT: Donna non vidi mai * In quelle trine morbide * Intermezzo * Sola, perduta, abbandonata * SUOR ANGELICA: Senza mamma * TOSCA: Recondita armonia * Non la sospiri * Vissi d’arte * E lucevan le stelle * TURANDOT: Signore, ascolta * Nessun dorma * Tanto amore segreto * Tu che di gel sei cinta * LE VILLI: Se come voi * PIANO PIECES: Piccolo valzer * Scossa elettrica * Pezzo per pianoforte

16. La Boheme: Vocal Score

Author: by Giacomo Puccini
Published at: RICORDI (August 1, 1987)

ISBN: 978-0634071331

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(Vocal Score).Paper Edition Italian only.