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The Operas of Alessandro Scarlatti, Volume VIII: Tigrane

The Operas of Alessandro Scarlatti, Volume VIII: Tigrane

Edited by Michael Collins

ISBN 9780674640344

Publication date: 12/27/1983

Donald Jay Grout’s widely praised edition of the work of a key figure in the history of opera provides the most reliable version of the score for each opera, appending a translation of the libretto. These volumes are “at once practical and unquestionably scholarly” in the words of Opera Journal.

A tale of love and honor in the opera seria tradition, Tigrane was first performed at Naples in 1715. This edition of it will please performance groups and music historians alike.


  • For the study of the history of music, the most important event of the 1970s has been the start of a critical edition of Alessandro Scarlatti’s operas, under the direction of Donald Jay Grout.

    —Charles Rosen, New York Review of Books


  • Michael Collins is Professor of Music at North Texas State University.
  • Donald Jay Grout is Given Foundation Professor of Musicology, Emeritus, at Cornell University.

Book Details

  • 9-7/16 x 12-1/2 inches
  • Harvard University Department of Music
  • By (composer) Alessandro Scarlatti
  • General editor Donald Jay Grout