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Opera : a beginner's guide

Author: Alexandra Wilson
Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Oneworld, 2010.
Series: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite being dismissed as outdated and excessive, operas in fact address the most fundamental and universal human concerns - love, death, jealousy, greed and power. Revealing the diverse reasons behind opera's lasting appeal, opera champion and expert Alexandra Wilson provides a lucid and engaging introduction to the agendas that have governed its composition, production and reception over the last four centuries.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Wilson
ISBN: 9781851687336 1851687335
OCLC Number: 528423600
Description: xiii, 160 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: A brief history of opera --
Opera on and offstage --
Opera and politics --
Opera and identity : gender and race.
Series Title: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Responsibility: Alexandra Wilson.

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Opera is often dismissed as outdated and excessive, and perceived to be characterised by excessive passions, sumptuous costumes, and ill-mannered divas. Revealing the diverse reasons behind opera's  Read more...

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