Remarkable for its bold characterization, color, atmosphere, and dramatic plot, Verdi's 1851 opera was an immediate success upon its Venice debut, and it remains a staple of the repertoire to this day. The tale of a despised hunchback and his beloved daughter marked the first appearance of the tragic jester in Italian opera and provided Verdi with a subject well suited to his talents.
Amateur and professional performers alike will appreciate this handsome, moderately priced practice and performance edition of the opera's vocal score. Ideal for study, rehearsals, and recitals, it contains the complete music for voices with a piano reduction of the vocal score. Lyrics appear in the original Italian only.
Reprint of the G. Ricordi, Milan, c. 1851 edition.