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  • National Traditions in Nineteenth-Century Opera, Volume Iby Steven Huebner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    This volume covers opera in Italy, France, England and the Americas during the long nineteenth century (1789-1914). The book is divided into four sections that are thematically, rather than geographically, conceived: Places-essays centering on contexts for operatic culture; Genres and Styles-studies dealing with the question of how operas in this period... more...

  • National Traditions in Nineteenth-Century Opera, Volume IIby Michael C. Tusa

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    This volume offers a cross-section of English-language scholarship on German and Slavonic operatic repertories of the "long nineteenth century," giving particular emphasis to four areas: German opera in the first half of the nineteenth century; the works of Richard Wagner after 1848; Russian opera between Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakov; and the operas... more...

  • Understanding Italian Operaby Tim Carter

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Opera has long fascinated creative artists and audiences alike. It is often regarded as the pinnacle of high art, yet it is also shrouded in mystique. Understanding Italian Opera unravels its many layers by looking closely at five of the most enduring and emblematic Italian operas from Monteverdi to Puccini. more...

  • The Shuberts and Their Passing Showsby Jonas Westover

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    The Shubert name has been synonymous with Broadway for almost as long as Broadway entertainment itself. In The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals , author Jonas Westover investigates beyond the Shuberts' business empire into their early revues and the centrifugal role they played in developing American theatre... more...

  • Verdi's Attilaby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2008; US$ 11.75

    A complete newly translated libretto with Italian-English side-by-side, including Music Highlight Examples. more...

  • Situating Operaby Herbert Lindenberger

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00

    Elegantly and engagingly written, this study demonstrates how opera has communicated with its diverse audiences over time. more...

  • Weep, Shudder, Dieby Robert Levine

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    "Icouldn't imagine a finer or livelier guide through the world of opera. . . . [Levine] distills a lifetime of passion and insight into this immenselyenjoyable survey, and with the right comic touch to make you wonder how operaever seemed intimidating." ?Thomas May, author of Decoding Wagner Despitethe popular success of the Metropolitan Opera?s... more...

  • Eyewitness Companions: Operaby Alan Riding; Leslie Dunton-Downer

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    "Packed into every page of this book is the excitement of discovery, knowledge, taste and visual beauty. It all gives the reader the illusion of being at an actual performance." Placido Domingo "Opera is a beautiful guide for opera enthusiasts as well as the perfect welcome for converts to this ancient rite. It offers today's and tomorrow's audiences... more...

  • Engaging Haydnby Mary Hunter; Richard Will

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 46.00

    Haydn is enjoying renewed appreciation: this book explores fresh approaches to his music and the cultural forces affecting it. more...

  • Harrison Birtwistle's Operas and Music Theatreby David Beard

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    A definitive source study of the stage works of Harrison Birtwistle, one of Britain's foremost living composers. more...