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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Opera in the Media Ageby Paul Fryer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of essays explores the relationship between opera and the development of media technology from the late 19th to the early 21st century. Taking an international perspective, the contributing authors, each with extensive experience as scholars or practitioners of the art, cover a variety of topics including audio, video and film recording,... more...

  • The Savoy Operas: The Complete Gilbert and Sullivanby Arthur Sullivan; W. S. Gilbert; 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...

  • The King and Iby Herbert Breslin; Anne Midgette

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.71

    In 1967, Luciano Pavarotti was an up-and-coming young tenor with a voice far more impressive than his stage technique or presence. So Decca, his record company, told him, 'Luciano, you're a real nice guy. So you need a real bastard to do your publicity.' Enter Herbert Breslin. The two of them hit it off and thus began a professional association and... more...