Opera Classics for Guitar solo
Six selected Opera themes for Guitar solo.
Romance de Nadir is extract of Act I 'Je crois entendre' (I Hear as in a Dream) from the opera 'Les pêcheurs de perles' (The Pearl Fishers), by the French composer Georges Bizet, first premiered on 30 September 1863. Easy to Early intermediate, 1:45'min. Two (2) pages.
Rinaldo is an opera by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), composed in 1711, and was the first Italian language opera written specifically for the London stage. Here is an arrangement of the popular piece Lascia ch'io pianga (Almirena act 2) for Classical Guitar. Easy to Early Intermediate, 2:09' min. Three (3) pages.
Casta Diva (Norma - Cavatina) theme by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). Intermediate Guitar, 36 bars. Two (2) pages.
Mattinata (morning), is a well-known work by Ruggero Leoncavallo (23 April 1857 – 9 August 1919, an Italian opera composer. Early Intermediate. 1:30 min. Two (2) pages.
O mio babbino caro ("Oh my dear daddy") is a soprano aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini. The aria was first performed on 14 December 1918 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Early Intermediate. 1:18 min. Two (2) pages.
O Sole Mio is a Neapolitan song written in 1898 by Eduardo di Capua (1865 -1917). O sole mio translates literally as "my sunshine". Easy to early Intermediate,1:20 min. Two (2) pages.
Total: 13 pages.
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