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  • Time to Say Helloby Katherine Jenkins

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    The UK's biggest-selling classical artist reveals how her angelic voice has shot her to superstardom... more...

  • Time to Say Helloby Katherine Jenkins

    Orion 2012; US$ 19.68

    The UK's biggest-selling classical artist reveals how her angelic voice has shot her to superstardom... more...

  • The Beggar's Opera and Pollyby John Gay; Hal Gladfelder

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.'With The Beggar's Opera (1728), John Gay created one of the most enduringly popular works in English theatre history, and invented a new dramatic form, the ballad opera. Gay's daring mixture of caustic political satire, well-loved... more...

  • Wotan's Daughterby Richard Davis

    Wakefield Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    This title recounts the turbulent life and career of Marjorie Lawrence, one of Australia's most renowned opera stars. From humble beginnings in rural Victoria, Lawrence rose to become one of the pre-eminent Wagner singers of her generation, acclaimed and honoured in Europe and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York where she shared roles with the legendary... more...

  • More Stories of Famous Operasby Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00

    This book contains the definitive treatment of the stories, texts, and music of Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, The Barber of Bagdad, Thaïs, Eugen Onegin, Prince Igor, The Golden Cockerel, Elektra, Orfeo ed Euridice, Lakmé, Les Huguenots, Così fan tutte, The Seraglio, Les Troyens, Don Pasquale, La Juive, Manon, Falstaff, Louise, Pelléas and Mélisande,... more...

  • The Sorcerer of Bayreuthby Barry Millington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 27.99

    Richard Wagner (1813-1883) is one of the most influential - and also one of the most controversial - composers in the history of music. Over the course of his long career, he produced a stream of spellbinding works that challenged musical convention through their richness and tonal experimentation, ultimately paving the way for modernism. This book... more...

  • Fandom, Authenticity, and Operaby Anna Fishzon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    A study of commercialized opera culture in Russia, exploring the 'melodramatic imagination' more...

  • Bizetby Hugh Macdonald

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Today Georges Bizet is most immediately recognized as the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. One of the most frequently performed operas for over a century, Carmen explores concepts such as the femme fatale and murderous jealousy with vivacity, color, and a wealth of melody. Yet it is only one act in Bizet's story. In Bizet, renowned musicologist... more...

  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Operaby Rupert Christiansen

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    This new edition of leading opera critic Rupert Christiansen's perennially popular Pocket Guide has between extensively revised, and incorporates many more operas from all periods, including recent works by Philip Glass, Mark Anthony Turnage, Thomas Adès and George Benjamin. Whether you are a first-timer at La Boheme or a seasoned Wagnerian,... more...

  • Finding My Voiceby Russell Watson

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.78

    Russell 'The Voice' Watson is a star with a real story to tell. While most stars of today find success early, Russell was still working in a Salford factory at the age of 30. He spent the evenings singing in working men's clubs for extra cash to keep the bailiffs from his family's door. The chairman of Manchester United gave him his big break in... more...