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  • Altoby Dan H. Marek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    Alto: The Voice of Bel Canto examines the careers of the great alto singers, including the great castrati, from the dawn of opera in 1597 to the present day. He surveys the music of the composers who wrote for the alto voice and includes musical examples and exercises adapted from 2 4 Easy Vocalises in Progressive Order for Medium Voice . more...

  • Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethovenby Martin Nedbal

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book explores how the Enlightenment aesthetics of theater as a moral institution influenced cultural politics and operatic developments in Vienna between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Moralistic viewpoints were particularly important in eighteenth-century debates about German national theater. In Vienna, the idea that vernacular... more...

  • Staging Scenes from the Operas of Donizetti and Verdiby William Ferrara

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 54.99

    Veteran opera director William Ferrara walks the reader through the staging of twenty-five scenes from two of opera?s most beloved composers. He brings to life Donizetti?s delightful comedies and guides us through the dark world of Lucia di Lammmermoor . He discusses the hard moral choices in Verdi?s tragedies and invigorates the grisly melodramas.... more...

  • Beyond Reasonby Karol Berger

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Beyond Reason  relates Wagner?s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career:  Der Ring des Nibelungen ,  Tristan und Isolde ,  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg , and  Parsifal . Karol Berger seeks to penetrate the ?secret? of large-scale form in Wagner?s music... more...

  • Divasby Roger Neill

    NewSouth 2016; US$ 39.99

    The incredible story of singing teacher extraordinaire Mathilde Marchesi who trained more international opera stars than anyone before or since.Who was Mathilde Marchesi? How did she become a byword internationally for vocal excellence and operatic success? What was her formula? And how did she produce prima donnas on such a consistent basis?From nineteenth-century... more...

  • Jenufaby Timothy Cheek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 89.99

    Drawing on both scholarly studies and production experience, Timothy Cheek presents an original English-language translation of the original Czech libretto of Czech composer Leo ? Janá ? ek ?s, most famous opera, Jen ? fa. Cheek also provides background on the opera, a discussion about the various v oice types and roles, Janá?ek?s... more...

  • Molto Agitatoby Johanna Fiedler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.95

    If the opera world is full of ?intrigue, double meanings, and devious dramatics,? then no place exemplifies this more than the world-famous Metropolitan Opera, where politics, ambition, and oversized egos have traditionally taken center stage along with some of the world?s richest music. Drawing on her fifteen years as its press representative, Johanna... 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...