La Statira by Pietro Ottoboni and Alessandro Scarlatti: The Textual Sources, with a Documentary Postscript

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Pendragon Press, 1983 - Music - 92 pages
A detailed study of the modus operandi of a librettist; his consideration of the practical aspects of stagecraft, his changing thoughts on the motivation of the characters, his decision to alter lines of text and even to add or subtract entire scenes for the sake of the dramatic effect.

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