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Opera

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  • Situating Operaby Herbert Lindenberger

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 82.00

    Elegantly and engagingly written, this study demonstrates how opera has communicated with its diverse audiences over time. more...

  • Weep, Shudder, Dieby Robert Levine

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 15.99

    Decoding Wagner Despitethe popular success of the Metropolitan Opera?s ?Live in HD? series, opera?s grandworld of soaring sopranos and breathtaking baritones?of tragic Rigoletto, triumphal Sigmund, and desperate Orfeo, of faithful Figaro, heartbroken Pagliacci,and lusty Don Giovanni?remains wrapped in an aura of impenetrable esotericism.Piercing... more...

  • Eyewitness Companions: Operaby Alan Riding; Leslie Dunton-Downer

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    "Packed into every page of this book is the excitement of discovery, knowledge, taste and visual beauty. It all gives the reader the illusion of being at an actual performance." Placido Domingo "Opera is a beautiful guide for opera enthusiasts as well as the perfect welcome for converts to this ancient rite. It offers today's and tomorrow's... more...

  • Mawrdew Czgowchwzby James Mccourt; Wayne Koestenbaum

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    Diva Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced ?Mardu Gorgeous?) bursts like the most brilliant of comets onto the international opera scene, only to confront the deadly malice and black magic of her rivals. Outrageous and uproarious, flamboyant and serious as only the most perfect frivolity can be, James McCourt?s entrancing send-up of the world of opera... more...

  • Weep, Shudder, Dieby Robert Levine

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Decoding Wagner Despitethe popular success of the Metropolitan Opera?s ?Live in HD? series, opera?s grandworld of soaring sopranos and breathtaking baritones?of tragic Rigoletto, triumphal Sigmund, and desperate Orfeo, of faithful Figaro, heartbroken Pagliacci,and lusty Don Giovanni?remains wrapped in an aura of impenetrable esotericism.Piercing... more...

  • Engaging Haydnby Mary Hunter; Richard Will

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 82.00

    Haydn is enjoying renewed appreciation: this book explores fresh approaches to his music and the cultural forces affecting it. more...

  • Harrison Birtwistle's Operas and Music Theatreby David Beard

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 91.00

    A definitive source study of the stage works of Harrison Birtwistle, one of Britain's foremost living composers. more...

  • A History of Operaby Roger Parker; Carolyn Abbate

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Opera is in many ways the most extraordinary artistic medium of the last four hundred years. Prohibitively expensive and patently unrealistic, it can nevertheless paint the human passions with astonishing power and drama. This book, the first new, full-length, single-volume history of opera for more than a generation provokes in-depth discussions... more...

  • The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britainby Thomas McGeary

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    Thomas McGeary's book explores the relationship between Italian opera and British partisan politics in the era of George Frideric Handel. more...

  • The Rival Sirensby Suzanne Aspden

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    The Rival Sirens examines the vital and intertwined roles of singers, audiences and local cultural context in creating eighteenth-century opera. more...