Tales from the operas
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Tales from the operas

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\ TALES FROM THE OPEEAS. EDITED BY GEORGE FREDERICK PARDON. OS-AUTHOR "THE FACES IN THE 'sib ETC.FIRE, , ETC., NEW YORK. CARLETO 413JV, PUBLISHER, BROADWAY. LONDON I JAMES BLAOKWOOD, M DCCC LXIT. TO MAX MARETZEK, THIS AMERICAN EDITION OF AN ENGLISH WORK is INSCRIBED. PREFACE. THE want of a while all thebook, which, preserving force and of the the re-spirit original Operas, attempts lation of the several narratives in a and graphic pleasing has been felt the of thestyle, often, probably, by patrons drama. To a and tosuch allwant,lyric supply provide anclasses of readers with accurate and succinct know- of the incidents on which are founded our mostledge celebrated is the of theobjectOperas, following pages. Whether the has been carriedexperiment successfully the and the must decide. Few whoout, critics,public, have listened to the of Lucrezia few who ;tragic story have with Norma or with butwept Figaro, will,laughed it is welcome their old favorites of the theatrebelieved, in their new costume. As it was im- literary manifestly to unravel the of all the famous inpossible plots Operas one little such of them have been detailed asbook, only are known to American audiences.intimately It is but to add that these tales have had theirright in the Books of theorigin, mainly published Operas, aided a familiar with thealways by acquaintance Operas as have been on the boards ofthemselves, they placed and American theatres.European CONTENTS. Page.

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Poids de l'ouvrage 11 Mo

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\TALES FROM THE OPEEAS.
EDITED BY
GEORGE FREDERICK PARDON.
OS-AUTHOR "THE FACES IN THE 'sib ETC.FIRE, , ETC.,
NEW YORK.
CARLETO 413JV, PUBLISHER, BROADWAY.
LONDON I JAMES BLAOKWOOD,
M DCCC LXIT.