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  • 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...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Opera in the Age of Rousseauby David Charlton

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 100.00

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

  • 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...

  • Wagner's Ring Cycle and the Greeksby Daniel H. Foster

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00

    Foster explores how Wagner's political stance and his theories on Greek poetry and politics were combined to create the Ring. more...

  • Essential Brittenby John Bridcut

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    John Bridcut, author of the acclaimed 'Britten's Children', has included significant fresh material which will make the book indispensable for Britten aficionados as well as for those who are discovering the composer's music for the first time. This guide is all about finding a way into Britten's music. An outline of planned chapters: - The Top... more...