Giuseppe Verdi – Critical Editions

Verdi Critical Editions

The Works of Giuseppe Verdi
A joint publication of The University of Chicago Press and Casa Ricordi
General editor:
Philip Gossett (until 2014); Francesco Izzo (since 2014)
Associate General Editor:
Roberta Montemorra Marvin (since 2017)

Full score:
hardbound volumes, 26,5 x 36,7 cm (Historical Introduction in Italian and English)
Critical commentary:
hardbound volumes, 17 x 24 cm (Critical Commentary in Italian or English)
Piano vocal score:
paper bound, 20 x 27 cm (Historical Introduction and critical commentary in Italian and English)

Contemporary performing materials of Verdi's works were often realized under pressing deadlines in order to have a functional text rapidly ready for performance. Thus they were conditioned by an empirical publishing technique which corresponded to then-current expectations of theaters and groups which produced and circulated Verdi's works. Yet even the scores printed in the early 20th century often reproduced an accumulation of arbitrary additions and revisions.

Considering these editions to be absolutely insufficient to meet present-day demand for accuracy in matters of musical philology and performing practice, Casa Ricordi, in joint publication with The University of Chicago Press, has undertaken to publish the works in critical edition, making use of all the available sources, from autographs to sketches, from early manuscript copies to the various editions produced during Verdi's lifetime, to contemporary orchestral parts.


Critical Editions available

I. Operas

3. Nabucodonosor
Edited by Roger Parker
Two-volume set: score pp. LXII, 530 + critical commentary
NR 134573
Piano vocal score available
CP 134570

5. Ernani
Edited by Claudio Gallico
Two-volume set: score pp. LXXVI, 476 + critical commentary
NR 133720
Piano vocal score available
CP 133716

6. I due Foscari
Edited by Andreas Giger
One-volume set: score pp. LVIII, 486 + critical commentary
NR 140167
Piano vocal score available
CP 140170

7. Giovanna d’Arco
Edited by Alberto Rizzuti
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIII, 484 + critical commentary
NR 138851
Piano vocal score available
CP 138854

8. Alzira
Edited by Stefano Castelvecchi, Jonathan Cheskin
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIV, 420 + critical commentary
NR 136941
Piano vocal score available
CP 136944

9. Attila
Edited by Helen M. Greenwald
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIII, 405 + critical commentary
NR 140092
Piano vocal score available
CP 140095

10. Macbeth
Edited by David Lawton
Three-volume set: two volumes score pp. XCIV, 929 + critical commentary
NR 138710
Piano vocal score available
CP 138713

11. I Masnadieri
Edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin
Two-volume set: score pp. LXXIV, 495 + critical commentary
NR 138561
Piano vocal score available
CP 138564

13. Il Corsaro
Edited by Elizabeth Hudson
Two-volume set: score pp. LIV, 389 + critical commentary
NR 136994
Piano vocal score available
CP 136997

15. Luisa Miller
Edited by Jeffrey Kallberg
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIV, 480 + critical commentary
NR 134606
Piano vocal score available
CP 134605

16. Stiffelio
Edited by Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell
Two-volume set: score pp. XC, 423 + critical commentary
NR 136090
Piano vocal score available
CP 136093

17. Rigoletto
Edited by Martin Chusid
Two-volume set: score pp. LXX, 347 + critical commentary
NR 133543
Piano vocal score available
CP 133539

18a. Il Trovatore
Edited by David Lawton
Two-volume set: score pp. LXXV, 460 + critical commentary
NR 136180
Piano vocal score available
CP 136183

19. La Traviata
Edited by Fabrizio Della Seta
Two-volume set: score pp. LXXXVIII, 525 + critical commentary
NR 137338
Piano vocal score available
CP 137341

III. Sacred Music

1. Messa da Requiem
Edited by David Rosen
Two-volume set: score pp. LX, 338 + critical commentary
NR 135334
Piano vocal score available
CP 134164

IV. Cantatas and Hymns

Hymns
Edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. LV,114
NR 139782
Piano vocal score available
CP 140112

V. Chamber Music

Chamber Music
Edited by Gundula Kreuzer
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XXXVIII, 120
NR 140331


In preparation

I. Operas

1. Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio
2. Un giorno di regno
4. I Lombardi alla prima crociata
12. Jerusalem
14. La battaglia di Legnano
18b. Le Trouvere
20. Les Vepres siciliennes
21. Simon Boccanegra (first version, 1857)
22. Aroldo
23. Un ballo in maschera
24. La forza del destino (1862 [appendix], 1869 [principal version]) (1865 [principal version], 1847 [first version, appendix])
25. Don Carlos (first version, 1867)
26. Aida
27. Simon Boccanegra (second version, 1881)
28. Don Carlo (second version, 1884)
29. Otello
30. Falstaff

II. Songs

Songs

III. Sacred Music

2. Other Sacred Music

VI. Juvenilia


Supplement

Completions, Arrangements, Dubious Works