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  • 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...

  • 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; 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$ 23.48

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

  • The Metropolitan Opera on Recordby Frederick P. Fellers

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 69.99

    This is a discography of every commercial sound recording involving the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, including over 900 fully annotated entries listing more than 120 complete operas. It is arranged chronologically by recording session and provides cross-referencing in indexes by composer, title, and artist. 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...