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  • Tannhäuserby Karin Tebben

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 48.10

    Tannhäuser: Seit mehr als achthundert Jahren bewegt der regelwidrige Minnesänger die Gemüter ? und die ihm nachfolgende Dichtung. Sein Name wurde zum Markenzeichen eines exzentrischen Künstlertypus, der seine Fehde mit den herrschenden Normen der Zeit bis an die Grenzen der Selbstzerstörung auszutragen bereit war. Tannhäusers Attacken richteten sich... more...

  • Operaby Alexandra Wilson

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Opera is often perceived to be characterised by excessive passions, sumptuous costumes, lavish sets, and ill-mannered divas. In reality, operas address the most fundamental and universal human concerns – love, death, jealousy, greed and power. In this timeless introduction, Alexandra Wilson rescues the art form from fading into insignificance and... more...

  • A Book of Operasby Henry Krehbiel

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    A delightful book about the history of operas. Krehbiel uses musical excerpts to make his work more charming and hypnotic. Mesmerizing! more...

  • Wagner and Beethovenby Klaus Kropfinger; Peter Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 125.00

    This book analyses the lifelong impact of Beethoven's music on Wagner and its importance for his conception of music drama. more...

  • Stravinsky: Oedipus Rexby Stephen Walsh

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 30.00

    This clear and concise guide is the first ever to be written on this work and it describes the music and its staging in close detail. more...

  • The New York Times Essential Library: Operaby Anthony Tommasini

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 8.99

    An insightful, provocative selection of the best opera performances, chosen by The New York Times 's chief classical music critic in one hundred original essays Opera intertwines the drama of the theater with the powerful emotionality of music. In this magical and illuminating guide to the best opera recordings, Anthony Tommasini delves into the... more...

  • A Night at the Operaby Denis Sir Forman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.95

    This slightly irreverent guide to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's great operas, including Aida, La Boheme, and Carmen, and describes their characters, artists, and composers. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Opera for Everybodyby Susie Gilbert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    A lively and authoritative history of England's oldest continuously performing arts company, the English National Opera. more...

  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Operaby Rupert Christiansen

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    This new edition of leading opera critic Rupert Christiansen's perennially popular Pocket Guide has between extensively revised, and incorporates many more operas from all periods, including recent works by Philip Glass, Mark Anthony Turnage, Thomas Adès and George Benjamin. Whether you are a first-timer at La Boheme or a seasoned Wagnerian,... more...

  • Performing Operas for Mozartby Ian Woodfield

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 82.00

    A study of the Prague Italian opera company and its role in performing Mozart's works in the late eighteenth-century. more...