Opera Librettos, Translations, and Related Texts
For a thorough index of opera librettos available on-line, visit Rick Bogart's OperaGlass site.
- The Bohemian Girl, Balfe, 1843. Complete libretto in English (original language). Includes both original version, and reduced version by Emil Kreuz.
- Giovanni Gallurese, Montemezzi, 1905. Synopsis and complete libretto. (Libretto is in Italian with no translation; synopsis is in English.)
- Madama Butterfly, Puccini, 1904. Libretto in Italian. (No English translation.) This is the complete text of the libretto, but it hasn't been thoroughly formatted. Rick has expressed an interest in preparing a more thoroughly researched libretto for OperaGlass. I know he'll do a good job of it, so I've encouraged him to cannibalize my files and improve upon them.
- Pagliacci, Leoncavallo, 1892. Complete libretto in Italian. (No English translation.)
- Der Ring des Nibelungen, Wagner, 1869-76. Complete librettos of all four operas, in PDF format, with original German and English translation.
- Il Tabarro, Puccini, 1918. Complete libretto in Italian. (No English translation.) This libretto is intended for viewers in the United States; in many European countries it is still under copyright protection.
Shareware sheet music.
Miscellaneous commentary on opera and other topics.
Other web pages by Mark D Lew, on various unrelated topics.
August 23, 2001