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Opera

  • Phonetics and Diction in Singingby Kurt Adler

    University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 24.00

    Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against... more...

  • Grand Operaby Charles Affron; Mirella Jona Affron

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of... more...

  • The Management of Operaby Mr Philippe Agid; Professor Jean-Claude Tarondeau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 112.00

    This book presents the current and future issues facing opera houses and opera companies. Problems in different environments need different solutions. In particular, it opposes the American method of managing cultural institutions, preferring a European one where public support and funds plays a major role. more...

  • Vocal Rescueby Lois Alba

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 72.95

    "Lois Alba is a master teacher, ...I have never seen a vocal instructor who got such remarkable results in such a short time." - Irene Dalis, General Director, Opera San Jose Achieving a successful singing career, especially in opera, can seem almost impossible to many singers because of fear of high notes, lack of projection, and confusion on... more...

  • Richard Wagner's Beethoven (1870)by Roger Allen

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    Indispensable reading for historians and musicologists as well as those interested in Wagner's philosophy and the aesthetics of music. more...

  • Die Rezeption des Orpheus-Mythos in deutschen Musikdramen des 17. Jahrhundertsby Olga Artsibacheva

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    The story of the divine singer who could tame wild animals and enchant inanimate nature, and who for love of his wife descended to the underworld, has exercised a never-ending fascination throughout all epochs. It is therefore scarcely surprising that the myth of Orpheus became a source of inspiration and his figure a leading character for the new... more...

  • Donizetti and His Operasby William Ashbrook

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 90.00

    The series will include both new and recent titles drawn from the whole range of the Press's very substantial publishing programs. more...

  • The Rival Sirensby Suzanne Aspden

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

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

  • The Story of Giuseppe Verdiby Gabriele Baldini; Roger Parker; Fedele d'Amico

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 38.00

    A translation of Baldini's acclaimed study of verdi's operatic masterpieces, with new editorial additions. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Operaby Scott L. Balthazar

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential information and integrate that content within broad social or stylistic narratives. This is done through a chronology, an introductory... more...