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Opera

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  • Opera in the Age of Rousseauby David Charlton

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 96.00

    A wide-ranging account of opera on stage and in society in the age of Rousseau, from Rameau to Gluck. more...

  • Time to Say Helloby Katherine Jenkins

    Orion 2012; US$ 23.48

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 85.00

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

  • Not Russian Enough?by Rutger Helmers

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 75.00

    Offers fresh perspectives on the function of nationalist thought in the cosmopolitan opera world, with particular emphasis on the idea of "Russianness" in four nineteenth-century operas by Glinka, Serov, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov. more...