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Opera Translations

English versions of the following operas have been prepared for Guildford Opera Company

by Peter Melville:


L’elisir d’amore – Donizetti, performed on 25-29 November 2008
Faust – Gounod, performed on 25-28 November 2009
I Capuleti e i Montecchi - Bellini, performed on 24-28 November 2015

Djamileh - Bizet, performed on 3-7 May 2016


These translations seek to preserve the rhyming patterns of the original libretti while keeping as close to the original in meaning as practical within the constraints of rhyme and rhythm. They benefit from having been used in performance.

Copies of vocal scores and libretti for these operas and performance licences

are available at reasonable rates from the copyright holder.


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