Haydn: Lo Speziale, Hob. XXVIII:3

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  • Composer: Joseph Haydn
  • Format: Vocal Score
  • Instrumentation: Opera
  • Work: Lo Speziale, Hob. XXVIII:3
  • Work Languages: German, Italian
  • ISMN: 9790006526178
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 183
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


The newly-built opera house in the park at Schloss Eszterháza was opened in September 1768 with Lo Speziale . The work has combinations of roles and the complications typical for opera buffa . The two youths Mengone and Volpino complete for the affections of Grilletta , the pretty ward of the strange apothecary Sempronio . But the apothecary would prefer the girl for himself. in the end, true love triumphs.

Unfortunately, the score of Lo Speziale has not survived the centuries in a complete form. Parts of the music of the third act are lost. The corresponding text has been taken from the libretto.

The appendix includes a second version of aria No. 7, which has survived in Haydn's autograph .

The vocal score is based on the Urtext of the corresponding volume of the Haydn Complete Edition (XXV/3, 1959) and the Critical Commentary.

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