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The Oxford dictionary of opera

Author: John Warrack; Ewan West
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Over 4,500 entries on individual composers; operatic works; principal operatic roles; well-known arias, choruses, scenes, and interludes; sources of ideas for operas; details of librettists and their sources; singers, conductors, producers, directors, designers, and entrepreneurs; histories of opera-houses, companies, institutions, and festivals; history of opera in individual countries; those whose thought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Warrack; Ewan West
ISBN: 0198691645 9780198691648
OCLC Number: 25409395
Description: xviii, 782 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface, Bibliography, Key to Vocal Compasses, Abbreviations, A-Z entries
Responsibility: John Warrack and Ewan West.
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A comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of opera. There are entries on composers, individual operas, well-known arias and principal characters, singers, conductors, producers, technical  Read more...

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"Fabulous.... Manages to include more than 900 singers and 750 composers, with the crisp detail that Oxford reference editors make their signature. Bravo! and Brava!"--Philadelphia Inquirer.

 
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