The Works of Giuseppe Verdi

A joint publication of The University of Chicago Press and Casa Ricordi

Verdi Critical Editions

General editor:
Philip Gossett (until 2014); Francesco Izzo (since 2014)
Associate General Editor:
Roberta Montemorra Marvin (since 2017)


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.




Works available for Hire

The following list contains all the works currently available for hire. These works can be ordered from our partner Zinfonia. Upcoming titles are reported in the ‘In preparation’ section. For more information please contact promozione.ricordi.italy@umusic.com. Full scores or vocal scores also published for sale are listed in the next tab.


Stage Works

Alzira
Edited by Stefano Castelvecchi, Jonathan Cheskin (1994)

Attila
Edited by Helen M. Greenwald (2012)

Un ballo in maschera
Edited by Ilaria Narici (2000)
NR 138358

Il Corsaro
Edited by Elizabeth Hudson (1998)

I due Foscari
Edited by Andreas Giger (2017)

Ernani
Edited by Claudio Gallico (1985)

La forza del destino
Edited by Philipp Gossett and William Holmes (2005)

Un giorno di regno
Edited by Francesco Izzo (2021)

Giovanna d’Arco
Edited by Alberto Rizzuti (2008)

Jerusalem
Edited by Jürgen Selk (2017)
NR 141581

I lombardi alla prima crociata
Edited by David R. B. Kimbell (2020)

Luisa Miller
Edited by Jeffrey Kallberg (1991)

Macbeth
Edited by David Lawton (2005)

I Masnadieri
Edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin (2000)

Nabucodonosor
Edited by Roger Parker (1987)

Rigoletto
Edited by Martin Chusid (1983)

Stiffelio
Edited by Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell (2003)

La traviata
Edited by Fabrizio Della Seta (1996)

Le Trouvere
Edited by David Lawton (2017)
NR 141771

Il trovatore
Edited by David Lawton (1992)


Other Works

Messa da Requiem
Edited by David Rosen (1990)






Works for Sales

The following list contains all the works currently on sales and available also on subscription. Worldwide subscriptions and distribution are handled by our partner Hal Leonard Europe: for any inquiries or to subscribe to one of our critical edition series, please contact cs@halleonardeurope.it.

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)


Stage Works

Alzira
Edited by Stefano Castelvecchi, Jonathan Cheskin (1994)
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIV, 420 + critical commentary
NR 136941
Piano vocal score available
CP 136944

Attila
Edited by Helen M. Greenwald (2012)
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIII, 405 + critical commentary
NR 140092
Piano vocal score available
CP 140095

Il Corsaro
Edited by Elizabeth Hudson (1998)
Two-volume set: score pp. LIV, 389 + critical commentary
NR 136994
Piano vocal score available
CP 136997

I due Foscari
Edited by Andreas Giger (2017)

Ernani
Edited by Claudio Gallico (1985)

Un giorno di regno
Edited by Francesco Izzo (2021)

Giovanna d’Arco
Edited by Alberto Rizzuti (2008)

Luisa Miller
Edited by Jeffrey Kallberg (1991)
Two-volume set: score pp. LXIV, 480 + critical commentary
NR 134606
Piano vocal score available
CP 134605

Macbeth
Edited by David Lawton (2005)

I Masnadieri
Edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin (2000)
Two-volume set: score pp. LXXIV, 495 + critical commentary
NR 138561
Piano vocal score available
CP 138564

Nabucodonosor
Edited by Roger Parker (1987)

Rigoletto
Edited by Martin Chusid (1983)
Two-volume set: score pp. LXX, 347 + critical commentary
NR 133543
Piano vocal score available
CP 133539

Stiffelio
Edited by Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell (2003)
Two-volume set: score pp. XC, 423 + critical commentary
NR 136090
Piano vocal score available
CP 136093

La traviata
Edited by Fabrizio Della Seta (1996)
Two-volume set: score pp. LXXXVIII, 525 + critical commentary
NR 137338
Piano vocal score available
CP 137341

Il trovatore
Edited by David Lawton (1992)


Other Works

Chamber Music
Edited by Gundula Kreuzer (2010)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. XXXVIII, 120
NR 140331

Hymns
Edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin (2007)
One-volume set: score + critical commentary pp. LV,114
NR 139782
Piano vocal score available
CP 140112

Messa da Requiem
Edited by David Rosen (1990)


Remaining Editorial Plan

Stage Works

Aida
Aroldo
Un ballo in maschera
La battaglia di Legnano
Don Carlos (first version, 1867)
Don Carlo (second version, 1884)
Falstaff
La forza del destino
Jerusalem
I Lombardi alla prima crociata
Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio
Otello
Simon Boccanegra (first version, 1857)
Simon Boccanegra (second version, 1881)
Le Trouvere
Les Vepres siciliennes


Other Works

Arrangements, Dubious Works
Juvenilia
Sacred Music
Songs