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  • Historical Dictionary of Operaby Scott L. Balthazar

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential information and integrate that content within broad social or stylistic narratives. This is done through a chronology, an introductory... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Operaby Anthony R. DelDonna; Pierpaolo Polzonetti

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    The perfect accompaniment to courses on eighteenth-century opera for both students and teachers, this Companion is a definitive reference resource. more...

  • Rounding Wagner's Mountainby Bryan Gilliam

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Bryan Gilliam explores the composer's response to Wagner in his discussion of Strauss' stage works and their historical contexts. more...

  • Molto Agitatoby Johanna Fiedler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.95

    If the opera world is full of ?intrigue, double meanings, and devious dramatics,? then no place exemplifies this more than the world-famous Metropolitan Opera, where politics, ambition, and oversized egos have traditionally taken center stage along with some of the world?s richest music. Drawing on her fifteen years as its press representative, Johanna... more...

  • The Story of Operaby James Parakilas

    W. W. Norton & Company 2012; US$ 34.39

    Four centuries of opera through the stories they tell. more...

  • Weep, Shudder, Dieby Robert Levine

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Decoding Wagner Despitethe popular success of the Metropolitan Opera?s ?Live in HD? series, opera?s grandworld of soaring sopranos and breathtaking baritones?of tragic Rigoletto, triumphal Sigmund, and desperate Orfeo, of faithful Figaro, heartbroken Pagliacci,and lusty Don Giovanni?remains wrapped in an aura of impenetrable esotericism.Piercing... more...

  • The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopediaby Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 128.00

    A fascinating and comprehensive resource for information on Verdi's works, his life and career, and his cultural influence. more...

  • The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopediaby Nicholas Vazsonyi

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 144.00

    As the only encyclopedia of Richard Wagner available, this comprehensive reference work is an essential resource for enthusiasts and academics. more...

  • Giacomo Pucciniby Roger Flury

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 119.99

    In Giacomo Puccini: A Discography , librarian and music historian Roger Flury brings together information on nearly 10,000 recordings of Giacomo Puccini's music. Flury looks at each of Puccini's operas chronologically from Le Villi to Turandot , followed by sections on Puccini's instrumental, chamber, orchestral, and solo vocal works.... more...

  • Puccini's "Turandot"by William Ashbrook; Harold Powers

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Unfinished at Puccini's death in 1924, Turandot was not only his most ambitious work, but it became the last Italian opera to enter the international repertory. In this colorful study two renowned music scholars demonstrate that this work, despite the modern climate in which it was written, was a fitting finale for the centuries-old Great Tradition... more...