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  • Marvelous Melbaby Ann Blainey

    Ivan R. Dee 2009; US$ 27.99

    Nobody sings like Melba, and nobody ever will, proclaimed the impresario Oscar Hammerstein in 1908. Like many others of his time, he considered her the world's greatest singer. The wild acclaim showered on her by American fans led to the coining of the word Melbamania. Year after year she toured America on the Melba train, bringing opera and concerts... more...

  • Verdi and Puccini Heroinesby Geoffrey Edwards; Ryan Edwards

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 39.99

    Artistically limited by the bel canto musical tradition popular at the time, Verdi launched a new style dramma per musica which also demanded a new soprano archetype. This book illustrates the musical evolution of the Verdi and Puccini soprano while illuminating the dramatic scope and power of these great heroines. Avoiding critical reductionism, Verdi... more...

  • Pr'hody lisky Bystrousky, The Cunning Little Vixenby Timothy Cheek

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 59.99

    This entire volume is organized in a clear, readable format, resulting in a book that will help to make productions of The Cunning Little Vixen in the original Czech much easier a task than ever before. more...

  • Masters of the French Art Songby Timothy LeVan

    Scarecrow Press 1991; US$ 64.99

    Now in Paper! An invaluable reference text for singers, teachers, and vocal and operatic coaches, this volume contains the complete song texts of the songs for voice and piano by Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure, and Ravel. Available in paperback in 2001. more...

  • Bringing Soprano Arias to Lifeby Boris Goldovsky; Arthur Schoep

    Scarecrow Press 1990; US$ 49.99

    New in Paperback! This book supplies a soprano with nearly everything she may need to perform the operatic arias discussed. The 28 arias included are chosen from among those that are more popular and most widely studied and performed. There are descriptions of stage settings, with costume sketches by famed theatrical designer Leo Van Witsen. The heart... more...

  • The Operas of Giuseppe Verdiby Abramo Basevi; Edward Schneider; Stefano Castelvecchi; Stefano Castelvecchi; Stefano Castelvecchi

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi’s operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer’s career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi’s operas, it covered the twenty works produced between 1842 and 1857—from Nabucco and Macbeth to Il trovatore , La traviata , and Aroldo . But while Basevi’s... more...

  • Narratives of Identity in Alban Berg's "Lulu"by Silvio J. dos Santos

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 70.00

    This book explores the crossroads between autobiographical narratives and musical composition in Alban Berg's Lulu, unveiling aspects of encoded social customs, gender identity, and personal experiences within musical structures. more...

  • Gondolaby Donna Leon

    Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2014;

    Of all the trademarks of Venice—and there are many, from the gilded Basilica of San Marco to the melancholy Bridge of Sighs—none is more ubiquitous than the gondola. The internationally acclaimed “American with the Venetian heart,? Donna Leon, tells its fascinating story ( The Washington Post ). First used in medieval Venice as a deftly maneuverable... more...

  • Halfway Homeby Ronan Tynan

    Scribner 2002; US$ 14.11

    Yes, I am a singer. But I am also a horseman, an athlete, and a doctor. I am a son, a brother, and a friend. I can sing as I do only because of the life that I've led. With each decade, I've found myself in very different, evermore challenging arenas, but the many stages of my life have always intertwined. I have moved from one stage to the next as... more...

  • Puccini's THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WESTby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2005; US$ 19.95

    A comprehensive guide to Puccini's GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 20 music highlight examples. more...