Annotation:This guide includes the following information for each of this season's operas: story, history, composer, librettist, vocal requirements, production, running time, previous casts, and pronunciations.
Annotation:The complete opera sung in Italian. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo's play Le Roi s'amuse. Libretto in Italian with English translation. Recorded in the RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, June 1963.
Annotation:Libretto in Italian by Francesco Maria Piave with English translation by James Fenton. Based on Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Includes a discography and bibliography.
Annotation:Live telecast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, Nov. 7, 1977. Sung in Italian with subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, or Chinese. Interviews in English.
Annotation:The complete opera sung in Italian. Recorded at the Manhattan Center, New York, June 1993. Text by Francesco Maria Piave. Program notes, synopsis and libretto in English, Italian, German and French.
Annotation:The complete opera sung in Italian. Recorded June 1988, Teatro communale di Bologna. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Synopsis in English, German and French.
Annotation:Full orchestral and vocal score with Italian words. Based on Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Synopsis in Italian, English, German and French.