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An Invitation to the Opera, Revised Edition
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: John Louis DiGaetani
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-08 - Publisher: McFarland

In its revised third edition, this volume argues that an appreciation of opera is based on understanding of several key aspects: history, language, theatrical production, the power of the conductor, vocal tradition and standard repertory. This unique approach is intended for the newcomer curious about the art form. The author
History of the Opera From Its Origin in Italy to the Present Time With Anecdotes of the Most Celebrated Composers and Vocalists of Europe
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Henry Sutherland Edwards
Categories: Opera
Type: BOOK - Published: 1862 - Publisher: Library of Alexandria

Books about History of the Opera From Its Origin in Italy to the Present Time With Anecdotes of the Most Celebrated Composers and Vocalists of Europe
The New Grove Guide to Verdi and His Operas
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Roger Parker
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-02-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Each entry in this New Grove series of composers and their operas is based on articles in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, that feature information on the lives of individual composers, their works, their librettists and interpreters, and the places where they performed. These unique books compile the meticulously
The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Anthony R. DelDonna, Pierpaolo Polzonetti
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-25 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reflecting a wide variety of approaches to eighteenth-century opera, this Companion brings together leading international experts in the field to provide a valuable reference source. Viewing opera as a complex and fascinating form of art and social ritual, rather than reducing it simply to music and text analysis, individual essays
The La Scala Encyclopedia of the Opera
Language: en
Pages: 398
Authors: Giorgio Bagnoli
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Includes over 1,200 entries covering operas, composers, performers, conductors, librettists, and other topics in opera from 1597 to the present