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Libretti

EPOC have commissioned a number of English translations of operas. In all cases we are very happy, in consultation with the arranger, for them to be used. In the event of an enquiry EPOC will put enquirers in direct contact with the translator.

Tristan and Isolde (Wagner)

Translator: Carlos Wagner
Commissioned  by:        Commissioned by EPOC in 2000 with the aid of
funding from The Arts Council of England
Status: Excerpts only

 

 

 

Carlos Wagner was born in Caracas, Venezuela.  He is fluent in Italian, German, French and Spanish. He studied fine arts and dance in Barcelona, Spain and München, Germany. He works as a stage director in opera.

L’Isola Disabitata/The Desert Island (Haydn)

Translator: John Warrack
Commissioned by: EPOC and Ryedale Festival 2001.
Status: Complete

 

 

 

John Warrack (b London, 1928). Eng. critic and author. Freelance oboist 1951–4. Mus. critic Daily Telegraph 1954–61, Sunday Telegraph 1961–72. Art dir. Leeds Fest. 1978–83. Lect. in mus., Oxford Univ. 1984–93. Author of books on Weber and Tchaikovsky. Co-author (with Harold Rosenthal), The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera (1964, 2nd edn. 1979, 3rd edn. 1996, with E. West); (with Ewan West), The Oxford Dictionary of Opera (1992); German Opera: From the Beginnings to Wagner (2001).

Bastien and Bastienne (Mozart)

Translator: John Warrack
Commissioned by: EPOC and Ryedale Festival 2001.
Status: Complete

 

 

 

John Warrack (b London, 1928). Eng. critic and author. Freelance oboist 1951–4. Mus. critic Daily Telegraph 1954–61, Sunday Telegraph 1961–72. Art dir. Leeds Fest. 1978–83. Lect. in mus., Oxford Univ. 1984–93. Author of books on Weber and Tchaikovsky. Co-author (with Harold Rosenthal), The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera (1964, 2nd edn. 1979, 3rd edn. 1996, with E. West); (with Ewan West), The Oxford Dictionary of Opera (1992); German Opera: From the Beginnings to Wagner (2001).