Great Opera Arias and Themes for Solo Piano: 50 Arrangements By: Carolinda Carlson
Arranged by Carolinda Carlson, founder of OrganMaster Shoes.
These original transcriptions of fifty popular opera melodies for solo piano constitute about half of the current performance repertoire. From Aïda to Turandot and more, the collection includes contributions from nearly all of the major composers.
Individual introductions offer a brief synopsis of the source opera, and archival images place each piece within its larger context.
Suitable for intermediate-level pianists, selections include pieces from Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Barber of Seville, The Bartered Bride, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, Die Fledermaus, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Faust, Hansel and Gretel, I Pagliacci, I Puritani, Il Trovatore, La Bohème, L'Africaine, Lakmé, La Traviata, Lohengrin, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute, Martha, Prince Igor, Rinaldo, Samson et Dalila, Tales of Hoffmann, Tannhäuser, Thaïs, Tosca, Tristan und Isolde, and more.