The difficulty in choosing great music from opera history lies not in what to include, but in what to leave out. Favorite Opera Highlights For Solo Piano solves this dilemma by encompassing only operatic music that offers interesting and satisfying Keyboard transcriptions. It offers 42 pieces--enough to please pianists with a taste for opera.
Highlights include "Polka" from The Bartered Bride; three melodies from Carmen--"Habanera," "Soldiers Changing the Guard", and "Toreador Song"; "Glockenspiel" and "Papageno's Song" from The Magic Flute; the William Tell "Overture"; plus selections from Aïda, Fidelio, Parsifal, Die Walküre, The Marriage of Figaro, Faust, and other favorite operas. Perfect for intermediate and advanced players, this volume will delight pianists and Opera fans alike.
Unabridged republication of The Heart of the Opera originally published by Mercury Music (n.d.).