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A season of opera : from Orpheus to Ariadne

Author: M Owen Lee
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1998.
Series: desLibris., Books collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Father Owen Lee is internationally known for his intermission commentaries featured during the Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne gathers together for the first time Father Lee's best broadcast and cassette commentaries, public lectures, and articles on twenty-three works for the musical stage. The essays range from the pioneering  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lee, M. Owen, 1930-
Season of opera.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998
(DLC) 99197740
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Owen Lee
ISBN: 9781442670471 1442670479
OCLC Number: 244768736
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 241 pages) : music
Contents: The birth of opera from the spirit of Orpheus --
Du musst dein Leben ändern : Orfeo ed Euridice --
The opera of all operas : Don Giovanni --
The music of intuitive angels : The magic flute --
Music to set the spirit free : Fidelio --
Show business sense : L'elisir d'amore --
Oh, sweet music of Donizetti! : Lucia di Lammermoor --
Elemental, furious, wholly true : Il trovatore --
The requisite miracle : La traviata --
The whole checkered play of life : La forza del destino --
Melt Egypt into Nile : Aida --
A figure as old as comedy : Falstaff --
The exasperated eagle and the stoic saint : Les troyens --
The sins of Wagner's youth : Rienzi --
Long day's journey into night : Tristan und Isolde --
The making of a musical legend : Palestrina --
The moon is like the moon : Salome --
Genius and morbidezza : Manon Lescaut --
Mists, sails, sounds, and impressions : Pelléas et Mélisande --
It is your turn to speak : Dialogues des Carmélites --
An opera made of songs : Porgy and Bess --
The music wrote itself : Oklahoma! --
Hurry up please its [sic] time.
Series Title: desLibris., Books collection.
Responsibility: M. Owen Lee.
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Father Lee is internationally known for his commentaries on opera. This book gathers his best commentaries and articles on 23 works for the musical stage, from the pioneering Orpheus of Monteverdi  Read more...


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'[Lee's] passion for opera and his sensitivity to what the works say about the human spirit make his essays a great pleasure to read.' Publishers Weekly '[Lee] describes the music so vividly that you Read more...

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