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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Nineteenth-century Italian opera from Rossini to Puccini.
Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, c1995
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|Notes:||Translated from French.|
|Description:||xix, 259 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Opéra italien au XIXe siècle de Rossini à Puccini.|
|Responsibility:||Danièle Pistone ; translated by E. Thomas Glasow.|
More than 120 musical examples support the text, the majority of them in an alphabetical appendix of "Famous Melodies," which includes the themes of popular arias along with captions detailing the operas, the composers, the acts in which the melodies occur, and the characters who sing them. The book also includes appendices of main characters, celebrated singers and conductors, and principal librettists; a glossary; and a note on Italian pronunciation. Numerous illustrations and tables, an exhaustive topical bibliography, and a select, current CD discography round out this informative introduction to opera's golden age.