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Opera

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  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Wagnerby Michael Tanner

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.11

    An authoritative and accessible guide to the most controversial composer in history. more...

  • A History of Operaby Carolyn Abbate; Roger Parker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 51.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Castratoby Martha Feldman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic,... 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...

  • Halfway Homeby Ronan Tynan

    Scribner 2002; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Mozart's Da Ponte Operasby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 49.95

    OPERA CLASSICS LIBRARY addresses one of the most extraordinary collaborations in the history of opera: Mozart and Da Ponte, composer and librettist respectively for The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte. The text includes biographical profiles of Mozart and Da Ponte, and for each opera features the Principal Characters, Brief Story... more...

  • Pucciniis LA BOHEME (Opera Journeys Libretto Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.00

    A newly translated LIBRETTO of Puccini's LA BOHÈME with many music examples. more...

  • Puccini's TOSCA (Opera Journeys Libretto Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.00

    A newly translated LIBRETTO of Puccini's TOSCA with many music examples. more...