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Operas. Musical compositions.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Dramatic musical compositions in which singing forms an essential part, chiefly consisting of recitatives, arias, and choruses, with orchestral accompaniment, usually documented by a libretto and musical score.

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of music by Hector Berlioz., Early 19th century-mid 19th century.

Identifier: MS.3428 [HB.MS.1-9]
Scope and Contents The following is based on the fuller description in Cecil Hopkinson, ‘A bibliography of the musical and literary works of Hector Berlioz’.HB.MS.1. 'Romance de Nina, ou la folle par amour.' Full score of the song from Dalayrac's opera 'Nina', copied by Hector Berlioz. (Folio 1.)HB.MS.2. "Air de Cellini, transposé pour voix de Basse par l'auteur." Full score of No. 15 from the opera 'Benvenuto Cellini'. This transposition is unpublished. (Folio 2.)HB.MS.3....
Dates: Early 19th century-mid 19th century.

Contemporary copy of the score of acts III-IV of ‘Il Trovatore’ by Verdi., 1853.

Identifier: MS.21858
Scope and Contents

A leaf has been torn out after folio 87 but without loss of text.

Dates: 1853.

Copy in a contemporary hand of the score of ‘Il Trovatore’ by Verdi.

Identifier: MS.21856
Scope and Contents

‘Il Trovatore’ by Verdi was first performed in 1853.

Dates: 1853.

Corrected full score of 'Thomas the Rhymer', an opera in four acts by David Johnson.

Identifier: MS.22152
Scope and Contents The opera is based on the Border ballad collected by Sir Walter Scott (folio 1).Of the many corrections the most substantial are the additional leaves at folios 11, 21, 35, 38 (formerly stapled to folio 39), 45 (formerly stapled to folio 44) 46, 53-54, 57 and 100 (formerly stapled to folio 101). Leaves are cut out after folio 80 and 108.The score is preceded by a typed press release (folio i) and a printed programme (folio iii) of the premiere, which was performed in...
Dates: 1974-1976.

First violin part of 'Anagilda', an opera in three acts., 1717.

Identifier: MS.9473
Scope and Contents

This is a composite work, being a collection of arias by various north Italian composers, interspersed with anonymous recitatives.

Dates: 1717.

Fragmentary full score of ‘Tita’, the first opera by Ladislao Zavertal, composer and conductor.

Identifier: MS.6300
Scope and Contents

The opera was produced at Treviso in 1870, and later rewritten and published as ‘Adriana’ (Lago di Como, 1930). The score, in the handwriting of Ladislao Zavertal’s father, Vaclav Hugo Zavertal, then Director of the Istituto Musicale of Treviso, appears to have been undergoing revision, and many pages have been discarded and replaced by others.

Dates: [1870, or before].

Full opera score of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi with German libretto.

Identifier: Acc.14056/1-3
Scope and Contents A score in three volumes, written in Germany with the libretto translated into German. The copy is the work of several copyists, none of whom has been identified. The numbering of sections in the manuscript corresponds to the numbering found in Verdi's autograph rather than the printed editions of the opera. The German translation is that of Ricordi's edition of 1852. First German-language performances of Rigoletto took place in 1853. Consistent with the...
Dates: ca. 1855

Literary papers of Ron Butlin.

Identifier: Acc.14038

Manuscript music-book, containing ballads, dances, and pianoforte pieces, hymns, and vocal exercises and scales.

Identifier: MS.3282
Scope and Contents The music-book is made up of pages watermarked 1794. The volume contains ballads, dances, and pianoforte pieces from Scotland and various European countries (passim), hymns (folios 22 verso-31), and vocal exercises and scales (folios 22, 32 verso-33 verso, 70-71 verso). Among the more extended pieces are extracts for pianoforte from Méhul's 'Jeune Henri' of 1797 (folio 67 verso), and from an opera 'Paul and Virginia', possibly that produced in London in 1800; and 'Favourite dances at...
Dates: ?1794-1813.