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The birth of an opera : fifteen masterpieces from Poppea to Wozzeck

Author: Michael Rose
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Birth of an Opera offers illuminating insight into how operas are written and the personalities, incidents, and musical circumstances that have shaped their composition. Through a deft compilation of primary sources--letters, memoirs, and personal accounts from composers, librettists, and performers--Michael Rose re-creates for his readers the circumstances that gave rise to fifteen operatic milestones. From  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rose
ISBN: 9780393060430 0393060438
OCLC Number: 783163678
Description: xviii, 441 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: L'incoronazione di Poppea --
Alceste --
Idomeneo --
Le nozze di Figaro --
Fidelio --
Barbiere di Siviglia --
Les Troyens --
Tristan und Isolde --
Carmen --
Eugene Onegin --
Otello --
Pelléas et Mélisande --
Ariadne auf Naxos --
Turandot --
Wozzeck.
Responsibility: Michael Rose.

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"More than any work of reference, this book - a superbly scholarly treasure trove of operatic lore - is essential reading." The Spectator "...Rose narrates with insight, offering an enjoyable Read more...

 
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