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Opera

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  • Situating Operaby Herbert Lindenberger

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00

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

  • Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Richard Strauss' DER ROSENKAVALIER, 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...

  • Strauss' Die Fledermaus (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS, 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...

  • Strauss' Elektra (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Richard Strauss' ELEKTRA, 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...

  • Thirty Years' Musical Recollectionsby E Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    Thirty Years' Musical Recollections, first published in 1862, is a year-by-year commentary on the European operas, ballets, singers and dancers popular in London from 1830 to 1859. Its author was music critic of The Athaneum for over thirty years and also wrote book reviews, novels, plays and poems. Volume 2 covers the period 1847?1859 and serves as... 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...

  • Verdi and Puccini Heroinesby Geoffrey Edwards; Ryan Edwards

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 43.99

    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,... more...

  • Verdi's Macbeth (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Verdi's MACBETH, 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 Androgyneby Jean-Jacques Nattiez; Stewart Spencer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00

    That Wagner conceived of himself creatively as both man and woman is central to an understanding of his life and art. So argues Jean-Jacques Nattiez in this richly insightful work, where he draws from semiology, music criticism, and psychoanalysis to explore such topics as Wagner's theories of music drama, his anti-Semitism, and his psyche. Wagner,... more...