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The Billboard illustrated encyclopedia of opera

Author: Stanley Sadie; Jane Bellingham
Publisher: New York : Billboard Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive overview of the history of opera, organized chronologically by era, traces the evolution of the musical art form from the perspective of its social and cultural contexts and offers a detailed study of opera houses, stage and scene aspects, voice, musical techniques, performances, and popular melody as they relate to opera.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Sadie; Jane Bellingham
ISBN: 0823077217 9780823077212
OCLC Number: 56772035
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Responsibility: general editor, Stanley Sadie ; foreword by Philip Langridge ; [authors] Jane Bellingham [and others].

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A comprehensive overview of the history of opera, organized chronologically by era, traces the evolution of the musical art form from the perspective of its social and cultural contexts and offers a detailed study of opera houses, stage and scene aspects, voice, musical techniques, performances, and popular melody as they relate to opera.

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