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Opera Books

  • The New Book of Opera Anecdotes
    $19.95

    The New Book of Opera Anecdotes

    Ethan Mordden Includes new, previously unpublished interviews Enriches and expands upon the story begun in the original Opera Anecdotes Features t...

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  • Mad Scene and Exit Arias: The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America
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    Mad Scene and Exit Arias: The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America

    Heidi Waleson From the Wall Street Journal's opera critic, a wide-ranging narrative history of how and why the New York City Opera went bankrupt—an...

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  • Wagner Operas
    $35.00

    Wagner Operas

    E NewmanInstructor: James KurtzThe Wagner OperasErnest Newman

  • A History of Opera
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    A History of Opera

    “The best single volume ever written on the subject, such is its range, authority, and readability.”―Times Literary Supplement Why has opera transf...

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  • Opera Coaching Professional Techniques for the Repetiteur 2nd Edition
    $44.95

    Opera Coaching Professional Techniques for the Repetiteur 2nd Edition

    Opera Coaching: Professional Techniques for the Répétiteur, Second Edition, is an update to the first practical guide for opera coaches when work...

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  • French Opera: A Short History
    $75.00

    French Opera: A Short History

    French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth, and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles...

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  • Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: A Companion
    $29.95

    Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung: A Companion

    Translating the text of Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung is a monumental task that few have successfully undertaken. Here, however, Stewart Sp...

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  • Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccini's Late Style
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    Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccini's Late Style

    Andrew Davis Giacomo Puccini is one of the most frequently performed and best loved of all operatic composers. In Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccin...

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  • Chronicle of Opera: Revised Edition
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    Chronicle of Opera: Revised Edition

    "Practical for reference and delightful for browsing....Excellent introduction for the opera novice as well as the more experienced listener." —Boo...

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  • The Complete Operas Of Verdi (Da Capo Paperback)
    $20.00

    The Complete Operas Of Verdi (Da Capo Paperback)

    The Complete Operas of Verdi is the first full-length study of all of Verdi's operas. This work of the brilliant British music critic Charles Osbor...

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  • Opera as Drama, 50th Anniversary Edition
    $44.00

    Opera as Drama, 50th Anniversary Edition

    Passionate, witty, and brilliant, Opera as Drama has been lauded as one of the most controversial, thought-provoking, and entertaining works of ope...

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  • Wagner's Ring in 1848
    $85.00

    Wagner's Ring in 1848

    Makes available in reliable English translation Wagner's original Siegfried libretto and his early essay on the Nibelung myth. In 1848 Richard Wag...

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  • Handel's Operas, 1726-1741
    $99.00

    Handel's Operas, 1726-1741

    by Winton Dean Detailed overview of Handel's final 22 operas - including major masterpieces such as Orlando, Ariodante and Alcina and the brilliant...

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  • Mozart and Beethoven The Concept of Love in Their Operas
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    Mozart and Beethoven The Concept of Love in Their Operas

    An exploration of the sensuous and the passionate, as expressed in operas by Mozart and Beethoven. Music, language, and drama come together in oper...

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  • Nine Famous Operas
    $29.95

    Nine Famous Operas

    What’s Really Going On! Iris J. Arnesen This book contains analyses of the stories and music of nine operas, presented in chronological order from ...

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  • The Definitive Diva  The Life and Career of Maria Callas
    $39.95

    The Definitive Diva The Life and Career of Maria Callas

    John Louis DiGaetani Maria Callas was, perhaps, the greatest opera singer of the 20th century. Hers was a life lived on the world stage, and her fa...

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  • Ach ich fühl's - German for Opera Singers in Three Acts: Studying, Speaking, Singing
    $27.95

    Ach ich fühl's - German for Opera Singers in Three Acts: Studying, Speaking, Singing

    "Ach ich fühl's - German for opera Singers in Three Acts: Studying, Speaking, Singing" is the first German language book that makes its readers lau...

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  • Opera: An Accident Waiting to Happen
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    Opera: An Accident Waiting to Happen

    (40 Years of Musical Mishaps)By Andrew Foldi A collection of humorous reminiscences by the famous basso who has performed in virtually every major...

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  • Handel's Operas, 1704-1726
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    Handel's Operas, 1704-1726

    The first volume of this monumental study of Handel's operatic works, covering the first seventeen operas. This first of the classic two-volume sur...

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  • The Verdi Baritone Studies in the Development of Dramatic Character
    $21.95

    The Verdi Baritone Studies in the Development of Dramatic Character

    One of the most significant developments in 19th-century Italian opera was the genesis of the Verdi baritone. The authors argue that the composer's...

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  • Opera for All Seasons 60 Years of Indiana University Opera Theater
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    Opera for All Seasons 60 Years of Indiana University Opera Theater

    From operas presented in reconfigured army barracks to those mounted on a stage rivaling that of New York's Metropolitan Opera House, Indiana Unive...

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  • Opera Coaching
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    Opera Coaching

    by, Alan Montgomery "Opera Coaching "is the first practical guide for pianists, singers, and opera producers to this important--and often neglected...

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  • Operetta A Theatrical History
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    Operetta A Theatrical History

    by, Richard Traubner "Operetta: A Theatrical History" is considered the classic history of this important musical theater form. Traubner's book, fi...

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  • Magic Flute
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    Magic Flute

    This is an in depth overview of the creation & development of the opera Magic Flute by artist Jun Kaneko. In 2009 the San Francisco Opera commi...

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