The cutting edge opera company Teatro Nuovo staged these two operas with no conductor. The concertmaster (first violin) cued the players with his head and bow. To accomplish this, he needed to know his own part and whatever other significant action was going on at the same time.
I stripped the conductor’s score to its bare essentials - always the violin I part, and whatever else had importance. I balanced readability and adequate information with reduced page turns. A blank stave was included as needed to write in other parts or notes. Medea in Corinto reduced from 636 pages to 156 (75% reduction), and Tancredi from
777 pages to 178 (77% reduction).