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  • A Vision of Voicesby Craig A. Smith

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    “An authoritative and exhaustive examination of John Crosby—the musician, the visionary, the impresario, the man—and his magnum opus, the Santa Fe Opera."—Juliana Gondek, professor of voice and opera studies, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music more...

  • Orientalism and the Operatic Worldby Nicholas Tarling

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 91.00

    Nicholas Tarling’s Orientalism and the Operatic World places opera in the context of its steady globalization over the last two centuries, offering key insights into such notable operas as George Frederic Handel’s Berenice , Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida , Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly , Pietro Mascagni’s Iris , and others. Orientalism... more...

  • Ring of Powerby Jean Shinoda Bolen

    Nicolas-Hays, Inc 1999; US$ 18.95

    A vivid grasp of the story and the characters in "The Ring of Niebelung" brings Richard Wagner's mythic four-opera cycle to life.  The Ring Cycle  has a hold on our imagination like no other operatic work because it is archetypal and has the power of myth as well as music to reverberate in the psyche. Bolen shows how myth illuminates psychology, and... more...

  • The Enchanted Pigby Alasdair Middleton; Jonathan Dove

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2009; US$ 12.99

    King Hildebrand is off to war - again. He commands his three daughters not to enter a locked room in the palace. Naturally they do, and in it find the Book of Fate, which announces that two of them will marry handsome Kings, while the third, Flora, must wed a fat pig from the North. Drawing on Romanian and Norwegian folk tales with their origins... more...

  • Singing in Greekby Lydía Zervanos

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    In Singing in Greek: A Guide to Greek Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire Lydía Zervanos reveals to singers the vast riches of Greek vocal music. more...

  • Reconfiguring Myth and Narrative in Contemporary Operaby Yayoi Uno Everett

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    Yayoi Uno Everett focuses on four operas that helped shape the careers of the composers Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, John Adams, and Tan Dun, which represent a unique encounter of music and production through what Everett calls "multimodal narrative." Aspects of production design, the mechanics of stagecraft, and their interaction with music and... more...

  • Venanzio Rauzzini in Britainby Paul F. Rice

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    Examines the remarkable career of leading soprano castrato Venanzio Rauzzini (1746-1810), the first castrato to make Britain his home. more...

  • La Nilssonby Birgit Nilsson; Doris Jung Popper; Georg Solti; Peggy Tuller

    Northeastern University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The long-awaited English translation of the autobiography of opera legend Birgit Nilsson more...

  • 30-Second Operaby Hugo Shirley

    The Ivy Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    Live operatic performance was once part of popular culture, yet to the modern novice it can seem exclusive, overwhelming and, often, very very long. In 30-Second Opera, music journalist Hugo Shirley takes the reader through the many building blocks that combine to bring the medium alive: its musical history, context and language, its composers,... more...

  • An Invitation to the Opera, Revisedby John Louis DiGaetani

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    In its revised third edition, this volume argues that an appreciation of opera is based on understanding of several key aspects: history, language, theatrical production, the power of the conductor, vocal tradition and standard repertory. This unique approach is intended for the newcomer curious about the art form. The author discusses how opera has... more...