Don Q libretto
Posted 03 October 2003 - 10:33 PM
Posted 04 October 2003 - 02:42 AM
Posted 04 October 2003 - 05:57 AM
my halting perusal of e.s's book finds NO libretto/break-down of DON Q. so i suspect mel is accurate here about how 'close' this AAG stagingof DQ was to petipa's. there are for ex. detailed retellings in e.s's text of ESMERALDA (as GUDULE'S DAUGHTER) & LA FILLE DU PHAROAN, both of which AAG likely re-vamped somewhat from the petipa originals.
still if i could read more russian i might be able to tell you what the running text about AAG's DonQ says, alas i cannot.
(do you, btw, know of the translation published some years back now in THE DANCING TIMES, of the Moscow ('69) libretto of petipa's first staging? it reads rather differently as i recall from the libretto that was reworked for st.petersburg in '89.)
Posted 04 October 2003 - 06:49 AM
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