The Night at the Opera

The Night at the Opera

An Irreverent Guide to the Plots, the Singers, the Composers, the Recordings

Book - 1995 | 1st U.S. ed
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This slightly irreverent guide to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's great operas, including Aida, La Boheme, and Carmen, and describes their characters, artists, and composers.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1995]
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780679445531
Branch Call Number: 782.1 FORMAN
Characteristics: xv, 959 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 21, 2014

The history of eighty-three most popular operas detailing plots, characters and performers, musical terms, great conductors, and audiences. Impertinent and illuminating, it will delight and madden opera lovers everywhere.

Aug 08, 2010

This is by far my favorite book about the opera with synopses of various operas. Written by the former deputy chair of Covent Garden, the book is an irreverent look at specific operas and opera in general by someone who really knows his stuff. Much more fun than the usual stuffy books. Highly recommended.


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