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100 Great Operas And Their Stories

Act-By-Act Synopses

100 Great Operas And Their Stories by Henry W. Simon
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An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much more.

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; November 2010
560 pages; ISBN 9780307773708
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Title: 100 Great Operas And Their Stories
Author: Henry W. Simon