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  • Wagner's The Flying Dutchman (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Wagner's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (Der Fliegende Holländer), 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...

  • Wagner's Tristan and Isolde (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Wagner's TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, 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...

  • Wagner's Twilight of the Gods (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Wagner's TWILIGHT OF THE GODS (Götterdämmerung), 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...

  • Weber's Der Freischütz (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Weber's DER FREISCHÜTZ, 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...

  • The Toughest Show on Earthby Joseph Volpe; Charles Michener

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    The Toughest Show on Earth is the ultimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the divas and the dramas of New York?s Metropolitan Opera House, by the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager. Joseph Volpe gives us an anecdote-filled tour of more than four decades at the Met, an institution full of vast egos and complicated... more...

  • Verdi With a Vengeanceby William Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Everything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear . If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it's in here.  If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling's Chicago performance of Il trovatore is the classic opera fan faux... more...

  • Wagner Without Fearby William Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Do you cringe when your opera-loving friends start raving about the latest production of Tristan? Do you feel faint just thinking about the six-hour performance of Parsifal you were given tickets to? Does your mate accuse you of having a Tannhäuser complex? If you're baffled by the behavior of Wagner worshipers, if you've longed to fathom the mysteries... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...