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Fisher, Burton D.

Overview
Works: 457 works in 1,281 publications in 2 languages and 215,438 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: ML50.P965, 782.10268
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Most widely held works by Burton D Fisher
Verdi's La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 5,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
-- Engaging Commentary and Analysis about the composer, the opera and its characters.-- Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples-- A complete Libretto (newly translated) that incorporates Music Highlight Examples-- A Discography-- A Videography-- A Dictionary of Opera and Musical TermsEach Opera Classics Library edition is a comprehensive guide and complete analysis and evaluation of a specific opera; each is a unique "encyclopedia" that integrates important and pertinent information about each timeless classic. The objective of Opera Classics Library is to unlock opera's mysteries for the general audience, and enlighten and educate. Understanding and knowledge are the master keys to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of this great art form.Alexandre Dumas, in the final words of his novel, La Dame aux Camelias, dutifully summed up the sense of poignancy that became the basis of one of Verdi's most treasured operas: "Sleep in peace, Marguerite! Much will be forgiven you for you have greatly loved." La Traviata is an intimate portrait of a woman's agonizing defeat against the forces of destiny. Verdi's music score is a tone poem that musically captures the story's profound human passions and psychological depth
Bizet's Carmen by Georges Bizet( )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 5,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Mozart's Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
OPERA CLASSICS LIBRARY addresses one of the most extraordinary collaborations in the history of opera: Mozart and Da Ponte, composer and librettist respectively for The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte. The text includes biographical profiles of Mozart and Da Ponte, and for each opera features the Principal Characters, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, and a complete, newly translated Libretto, with Italian/English translation side-by-side, and with music examples
Puccini's Il trittico Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini( )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 4,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive guide to Puccini's IL TRITTICO (Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi), featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis of each opera, a complete, newly translated Libretto for each opera with Italian/English side-by side, and over 50 music highlight examples
Mozart's Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 4,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A complete, newly translated libretto featuring foreign/English translation side-by-side, plus music examples
Puccini's Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 4,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini's Tosca is a high-voltage, powerful and sensational opera thriller that is crammed with actoin, intense, and sometimes ferocious, supercharged dramatic confrontations: a true music drama
Rossini's The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 4,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive guide to Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 35 music highlight examples
Puccini's Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 4,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A newly translated Libretto featuring foreign language/English side-by-side, and music examples interspersed throughout the text
Mozart's The marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 4,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 3,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Puccini's La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 3,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
-- Engaging Commentary and Analysis about the composer, the opera and its characters.-- Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples-- A complete Libretto (newly translated) that incorporates Music Highlight Examples-- A Discography-- A Videography-- A Dictionary of Opera and Musical TermsEach Opera Classics Library edition is a comprehensive guide and complete analysis and evaluation of a specific opera; each is a unique "encyclopedia" that integrates important and pertinent information about each timeless classic. The objective of Opera Classics Library is to unlock opera's mysteries for the general audience, and enlighten and educate. Understanding and knowledge are the master keys to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of this great art form.Puccini's La Boheme remains a treasured sentimental favorite of opera-goers worldwide. Certainly, the critic Harold Schoenberg had La Boheme in mind when he commented, "While the basis of Verdi's operas is a battle cry, the basis of Puccini's operas is a mating call." La Boheme is about youthful aspiration and tender love. Its poignant story and Puccini's soul-searching music emphasize how tragedy and grief can elevate humanity to consciousness, awareness, and maturity
Mozart's The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 3,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Verdi's Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 3,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
-- Engaging Commentary and Analysis about the composer, the opera and its characters.-- Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples-- A complete Libretto (newly translated) that incorporates Music Highlight Examples-- A Discography-- A Videography-- A Dictionary of Opera and Musical TermsEach Opera Classics Library edition is a comprehensive guide and complete analysis and evaluation of a specific opera; each is a unique "encyclopedia" that integrates important and pertinent information about each timeless classic. The objective of Opera Classics Library is to unlock opera's mysteries for the general audience, and enlighten and educate. Understanding and knowledge are the master keys to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of this great art form.After the tremendously successful premier of Otello, Verdi responded to his librettist Arrigo Boito's enthusiastic congratulations: "Congratulations to HIM -- to Shakespeare, the immortal bard." Verdi's Otello represents the ultimate flowering of the composer's musico-dramatic genius, a milestone in Italian opera whose portrait of a tragic human conflict becomes intensified by the emotive power of its music
Verdi's Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 3,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive guide to Verdi's Aïda, featuring insightful and in depth commentary and analysis, a complete, newly translated libretto with ItalianEnglish side-by side, and over 30 music highlight examples
Verdi's Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 3,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive guide to Verdi's RIGOLETTO, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 35 music highlight examples
Puccini's Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turandot, considered by many Puccini's magnum opus, is an incredible operatic masterpiece, a remarkable blend of heroic grandeur, exoticism, and powerful romantic and poignant sentimentalism
Strauss's Salome by Richard Strauss( )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 2,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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A history of opera milestones and metamorphoses by Burton D Fisher( )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive history of opera that traces each milestone in opera history from the 16th century Camerata through the next 400 years, and featurrd in depth analysis of all important genres: the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, Bel Canto, Opera Buffa, German Romanticism, Wagner and music drama, Verismo, Impressionism, Expressionism, Serialism, and much more
Puccini's Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini( )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 2,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A newly translated Libretto featuring foreign language/English side-by-side, and music examples interspersed throughout the text
Puccini's Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive guide to Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 20 music highlight examples
 
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Alternative Names
Fisher, Burton D.
Languages
English (278)
Italian (1)
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