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  • 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...

  • Opera 101by Fred Plotkin

    Hyperion 2013; US$ 9.99

    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 Cambridge Companion to Opera Studiesby Nicholas Till

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    The first comprehensive attempt to map the current field of opera studies by leading scholars in the discipline. more...

  • The Mélodies of Francis Poulencby Alissa Deeter; Robert Peavler

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc is the first work to contain the complete collection of Poulenc mélodies, providing IPA transcriptions and word-for-word translations in an easy reference format. Also included are the highly regarded poetic translations of Winifred Radford. more...

  • Opera at the Bandstandby George W. Martin

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now , George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in part they lost their audience in the second half of the twentieth century by abandoning operatic repertory. 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...

  • Donizetti's The Elixir of Love (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Donizetti's THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (L'Elisir d'Amore), featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Giordano's Andrea Chénier (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Giordano's ANDREA CHÉNIER, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Gounod's Faust (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Gounod's FAUST, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Handel's Julius Caesar (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Handel's JULIUS CAESAR, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...