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  • 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 †††Tannhšuser †††Lohengrin †††Tristan and Isolde †††The Mastersingers of Nuremberg† †††The Nibelung?s Ring †††The Rhinegold †††The Valkyrie... 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 80.00

    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 101by Fred Plotkin

    Hachette Books 2013; Not Available

    Opera is the fastest growing of all the performing arts, attracting audiences of all ages who are enthralled by the gorgeous music, vivid drama, and magnificent production values. If you've decided that the time has finally come to learn about opera and discover for yourself what it is about opera that sends your normally reserved friends into states... more...

  • The History of Opera For Beginnersby Ron David; Sarah Woolley

    For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99

    The History of Opera For Beginners †is a humorous, little book which starts with the radical assumption that Opera is just plain old music, rather than the highbrow, inaccessible music that everyone assumes it to be. The reader will learn the difference between Italian and German Opera and why you don?t have to study a new language to enjoy Opera.... 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...

  • Opera Actsby Karen Henson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Karen Henson explores a wealth of new historical material about singers and opera performance in the late nineteenth century. more...

  • Opera and Modern Spectatorship in Late Nineteenth-Century Italyby Alessandra Campana

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Alessandra Campana explores how operas and their stage manuals participated in the making of a modern public in late nineteenth-century Italy. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to French Musicby Simon Trezise

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This accessible Companion provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive introduction to French music from the early middle ages to the present. more...

  • The Other Worlds of Hector Berliozby Inge van Rij

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 94.00

    Inge van Rij's book demonstrates how Berlioz used the sights and sounds of the orchestra to explore other worlds. more...