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  • Puccini's LA BOHEMEby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2001; US$ 19.95

    A comprehensive guide to Puccini's LA BOHEME, 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...

  • The Moderate Sopranoby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    'I want to give my country a model of perfection... Nothing less. My country needs cheering up. I'm the man to do it.' Nobody can doubt John Christie's passion nor his formidable will: his wooing of his opera singer wife has been marked by a determination befitting a man who won the Military Cross at the Battle of Loos. Now, in 1934, this Etonian... more...

  • The Life in My Yearsby Virginia McKenna; Joanna Lumley

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 10.99

    Virginia McKenna starred in some of the most popular and enduring movies of our time, among them Carve Her Name With Pride, A Town Like Alice and Born Free, in which she played opposite her husband, Bill Travers. After Born Free both actors were at the peak of their careers, but the film and all it still stands for changed their lives. Its powerful... more...

  • Stravinsky: Oedipus Rexby Stephen Walsh

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    This clear and concise guide is the first ever to be written on this work and it describes the music and its staging in close detail. more...

  • The New York Times Essential Library: Operaby Anthony Tommasini

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 8.99

    An insightful, provocative selection of the best opera performances, chosen by The New York Times 's chief classical music critic in one hundred original essays Opera intertwines the drama of the theater with the powerful emotionality of music. In this magical and illuminating guide to the best opera recordings, Anthony Tommasini delves into the... more...

  • A Night at the Operaby Denis Sir Forman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.95

    This slightly irreverent guide to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's great operas, including Aida, La Boheme, and Carmen, and describes their characters, artists, and composers. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Opera for Everybodyby Susie Gilbert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    A lively and authoritative history of England's oldest continuously performing arts company, the English National Opera. more...

  • Performing Operas for Mozartby Ian Woodfield

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 80.00

    A study of the Prague Italian opera company and its role in performing Mozart's works in the late eighteenth-century. more...

  • Operaby Robert Cannon

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Perfect for music students and opera-goers, this book investigates what opera is, how it works and how it has developed. more...

  • Britten's Unquiet Pastsby Heather Wiebe

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    Heather Wiebe's book looks to the music of Benjamin Britten to elucidate a British postwar vision of cultural renewal. more...