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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