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  • The Nation's Stageby Michael Dolan; Michael Kaiser; David M. Rubenstein

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 40.00

    ?There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts. The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci. The age of Elizabeth was also the age of Shakespeare, and the new frontier for which I campaign in public... more...

  • The King and Iby Herbert Breslin; Anne Midgette

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.36

    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...

  • 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...

  • Choir Manby Jonathon Welch

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 23.91

    He is the man who brought you the award-winning Choir of Hard Knocks - made up of the homeless and the disadvantaged - the judge on Battle of the Choirs, a highly renowned opera singer and conductor who has worked with some of Australia's most talented performers. But Jonathon Welch's own story is less well known, and here he tells it in his own words... more...

  • Mozart and His Operasby David Cairns

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    David Cairns weaves a brilliantly engaging narrative which puts Mozart?s operas in the context of his life, showing how they illuminate his creativity as a whole. Mozart?s unusual childhood as a musical prodigy touring Europe as a performer from an early age is well known. But even more remarkable is that the genius grew up, surviving his unnatural... more...

  • The Nation's Stageby Michael Dolan; Michael Kaiser; David M. Rubenstein

    Simon & Schuster 2011; Not Available

    ?There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts. The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci. The age of Elizabeth was also the age of Shakespeare, and the new frontier for which I campaign in public... more...

  • The Nation's Stageby Michael Dolan; Michael Kaiser; David M. Rubenstein

    Simon & Schuster 2011; Not Available

    ?There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts. The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci. The age of Elizabeth was also the age of Shakespeare, and the new frontier for which I campaign in public... more...

  • Essays on Richard Wagner and Parsifal Including Robert Calverley Treveleyan’s The New Parsifalby Brian Keith-Smith

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    New insights are given on the background to staging Tannhäuser and Parsifal. Sections on the illustrations to and parodies of Parsifal extend previous research, with special emphasis on the almost forgotten stage-designer Ludwig Sievert and early reception of the opera. The inclusion of a satirical text and Trevelyan’s parody reveal some... 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...

  • 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...