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  • The Cambridge Companion to Monteverdiby John Whenham; Richard Wistreich

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    A 2007 contributory volume providing extensive treatment of Monteverdi, his music and his life. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Gilbert and Sullivanby David Eden; Meinhard Saremba

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    An international team of contributors, including film director Mike Leigh, presents fresh insights into the work of Gilbert and Sullivan. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Richard Straussby Charles Youmans

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    Summarizing the recent resurgence of scholarly interest in Strauss, this volume focuses on genres, social context, and perennially controversial topics. more...

  • Head Firstby Denes Striny; Birgit Nilsson

    Hamilton Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    Denes Striny's international singing career brought him to the major opera houses of the world in leading roles. At the same time, he was evolving his vocal technique in a quest to find his full vocal potential. This book documents his struggles and successes with himself, teachers, coaches, and other singers. Striny, while maintaining his singing... more...

  • Dramatic Expression in Rameau's Tragédie en Musiqueby Cynthia Verba

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    Verba's fresh approach to understanding Rameau's role in the French Enlightenment focuses on dramatic expression in his musical tragedies. more...

  • Nero in Operaby Gesine Manuwald

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book analyses the story of Nero and Octavia, as dramatically told in the pseudo-Senecan Octavia, and its transformations in (early) modern opera and related pieces of other performative genres. In a close examination of the libretto (and dramatic) texts, the impact of this fascinating story is shown from the beginning of historical opera. The... more...

  • Seventeen Famous Operasby Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    ?The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.? ?Ernest Newman   In Seventeen Famous Operas, renowned musicologist and music critic Ernest Newman goes beyond simply retelling the plots of the operas he has chosen to feature in this volume. Because for Newman, opera was theater?and he demonstrates... more...

  • Wagner Operasby Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00

    The foremost authority on Wagner presents in this comprehensive volume all that the opera-goer, radio listener, music-love, and confirmed Wagnerite will wish to know about:        The Flying Dutchman    Tannhäuser    Lohengrin    Tristan and Isolde    The Mastersingers of Nuremberg     The Nibelung?s Ring    The Rhinegold    The Valkyrie... more...

  • The Sounds of Paris in Verdi's La traviataby Emilio Sala

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    Emilio Sala uses rare documents and images to re-examine Verdi's La traviata in the cultural context of mid-nineteenth-century Paris. more...

  • Opera As Dramaby Joseph Kerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.95

    Passionate, witty, and brilliant,  Opera as Drama  has been lauded as one of the most controversial, thought-provoking, and entertaining works of operatic criticism ever written. First published in 1956 and revised in 1988,  Opera as Drama  continues to be indispensable reading for all students and lovers of opera. more...