Verdi's Otello and Simon Boccanegra (revised version) in Letters and Documents: Volume I: Letters and Telegrams Volume II: Documents (Revised Version in Letters and Documents)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:12/29/1988 - Oxford University Press, USA
By: Hans Busch
This study illuminates the creation and early productions of Verdi's Otello and the revised version of Simon Boccanegra by featuring Verdi's correspondence with his librettist, Arrigo Boito, and their publisher, Giulio Ricordi. An indispensable aid to the student of Verdi's late works, opera — producers, conductors, and vocalists as well as the general reader and opera buff, the work contains reviews of early performances, production books kept by Ricordi and Boito, and biographical notes on all correspondents.