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  • The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britainby Thomas McGeary

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 84.00

    Thomas McGeary's book explores the relationship between Italian opera and British partisan politics in the era of George Frideric Handel. more...

  • The Rival Sirensby Suzanne Aspden

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 84.00

    The Rival Sirens examines the vital and intertwined roles of singers, audiences and local cultural context in creating eighteenth-century opera. 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...

  • Opera at the Bandstandby George W. Martin

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now , George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in part they lost their audience in the second half of the twentieth century by abandoning operatic repertory. more...

  • Gondolaby Donna Leon

    Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2015; US$ 13.00

    Please note, this e-book edition does not include the audio recordings of Venetian barcarole. Of all the trademarks of Venice, none is more ubiquitous than the gondola. In this beautifully illustrated collection, internationally bestselling author Donna Leon tells fascinating stories about these famous boats. First used in medieval Venice as... 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 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...

  • Verdi and Puccini Heroinesby Geoffrey Edwards; Ryan Edwards

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 39.99

    Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Il Trovatore Chapter 3 2. La Forza del Destino Chapter 4 3. Aida Chapter 5 4. La Boheme Chapter 6 5. Tosca Chapter 7 6. Madama Butterfly Chapter 8 7. Turandot Chapter 9 Appendix: Source Previews and Plot Synopses Chapter 10 Notes Chapter 11 Selected Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 59.99

    Here is a most welcome libretto that reveals many treasures for the professional and amateur alike. I love the dual translations, both word for word and idiomatic, right next to the IPA pronunciation guide to these Czech lyrics. This first in a series of Janácek Opera Libretti offers many invaluable nuggets of background information; musical, linguistic,... more...

  • Masters of the French Art Songby Timothy LeVan

    Scarecrow Press 1991; US$ 64.99

    ...significant additions... more...