“The Abduction from the Seraglio” is a comic opera in three acts with music written by W.A. Mozart, German original text by Bretzner, adapted by Stephanie the Younger, English translation by ruth and Thomas Martin. This paperback edition contains 175 pages with all vocal parts including solos, duets, dialogue and piano accompaniment. The copyright date is 1944 by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., U.S. Book No.109. The condition is fair to good, totally usable. The cover has a light moisture stain on the turn side (lower right) that reflects on the first 20 pages also. There is a previous owners name in quill pen on the top right cover. There is creasing along the spine and a 1 ½ inch spine separation at the bottom. The music is firmly bound with no loose pages. There are some pencil notations on parts of the score (Aria 6,11,12 and Duet 9) there do not intrude upon the music and can be erased if you wish. Mozart’s youthful humor and charm are represented well in both the text, lyrics and music. This is an excellent resource for students of music and opera, collectors, concert artists, directors, teachers and opera lovers.
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