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Opera

  • The Management of Operaby Mr Philippe Agid; Professor Jean-Claude Tarondeau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 112.00

    This book presents the current and future issues facing opera houses and opera companies. Problems in different environments need different solutions. In particular, it opposes the American method of managing cultural institutions, preferring a European one where public support and funds plays a major role. more...

  • Gilbert and Sullivanby Michael Ainger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 20.99

    A Gilbert is of no use without a Sullivan. With these words, W.S. Gilbert summed up his reasons for persisting in his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan despite the combative nature of their relationship. In fact, Michael Ainger suggests in Gilbert and Sullivan the success of the pair's work is a direct result of their personality clash, as each... 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...

  • Nine Famous Operasby Iris J. Arnesen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This book contains analyses of the stories and music of nine operas, presented in chronological order from 1791 to 1928. These great works are most readily approached with an understanding of the conventions of the several operatic genres as well as the social conditions that influenced the composers and librettists. The popular and intellectual movements... more...

  • The Romantic World of Pucciniby Iris J. Arnesen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    Giacomo Puccini, composer of some of the world's most popular operas, including La Boheme, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, was also a highly literary person who based his librettos on existing works of literature. This work explores that literary inheritance in an effort to enhance the listener's appreciation of the operatic experience. The author... more...

  • Die Rezeption des Orpheus-Mythos in deutschen Musikdramen des 17. Jahrhundertsby Olga Artsibacheva

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    The story of the divine singer who could tame wild animals and enchant inanimate nature, and who for love of his wife descended to the underworld, has exercised a never-ending fascination throughout all epochs. It is therefore scarcely surprising that the myth of Orpheus became a source of inspiration and his figure a leading character for the new... more...

  • Donizetti and His Operasby William Ashbrook

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 90.00

    The series will include both new and recent titles drawn from the whole range of the Press's very substantial publishing programs. more...

  • The Rival Sirensby Suzanne Aspden

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    The Rival Sirens examines the vital and intertwined roles of singers, audiences and local cultural context in creating eighteenth-century opera. more...

  • The Story of Giuseppe Verdiby Gabriele Baldini; Roger Parker; Fedele d'Amico

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 38.00

    A translation of Baldini's acclaimed study of verdi's operatic masterpieces, with new editorial additions. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Verdiby Scott L. Balthazar

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    This 2004 Companion provides an accessible introduction to Verdi's life and music. more...