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  • Cinderella and Companyby Manuela Hoelterhoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00

    A wickedly funny look at opera today--the feuds and deals, maestros and managers, divine voices and outsized egos--and a portrait of the opera world's newest superstar at a formative point in her life and career.         In Cinderella & Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Manuela Hoelterhoff takes us on a two-year trip on the circuit with... more...

  • Berlioz's The Damnation of Faustby Burton D Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2009; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Gluck's Iphigénie en Taurideby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2010; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Puccini's Suor Angelicaby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2002; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccini's Late Styleby Andrew Davis

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    Giacomo Puccini is one of the most frequently performed and best loved of all operatic composers. In Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccini's Late Style, Andrew Davis takes on the subject of Puccini's last two works to better understand how the composer creates meaning through the juxtaposition of the conventional... more...

  • Finding My Voiceby Russell Watson

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.68

    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 May... more...

  • The Wagner Clanby Jonathan Carr

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    For over a century the Wagners have presided over the Bayreuth Festival, playing host to many of the greatest and ghastliest figures in the arts and politics amidst family in-fighting and political controversy. Drawing on extensive interviews with members of the family and on both archive and recent material, Jonathan Carr presents a balanced but gripping... more...

  • The Nation's Stageby Michael Dolan; Michael Kaiser; David M. Rubenstein

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 40.00

    ?There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts. The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci. The age of Elizabeth was also the age of Shakespeare, and the new frontier for which I campaign in public... more...

  • The Savoy Operas: The Complete Gilbert and Sullivanby Arthur Sullivan; W. S. Gilbert; Ed Glinert; Mike Leigh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 19.16

    Gilbert and Sullivan?s operas are some of the world?s best-loved musical works, delighting audiences with their joyous wit, topsy-turvy logic and extravagant wordplay. This glorious treasury is the definitive annotated edition of all fourteen of their operas. From the partially lost work Thespis , the first collaboration between W. S. Gilbert and... more...

  • Mozart and His Operasby David Cairns

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.65

    David Cairns weaves a brilliantly engaging narrative which puts Mozart?s operas in the context of his life, showing how they illuminate his creativity as a whole. Mozart?s unusual childhood as a musical prodigy touring Europe as a performer from an early age is well known. But even more remarkable is that the genius grew up, surviving his unnatural... more...