The Opera Lover's Companion

The Opera Lover's Companion

Book - 2004
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Every opera lover enjoys a performance more when accompanied by a knowledgeable friend. In this indispensable guide, well-known opera critic Charles Osborne provides exactly that. Osborne fills in the details on 175 of the world's most frequently performed operas, including facts about the composer and the music, a plot outline, accounts of famous performers, and much more.
"This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail."--Richard Fawkes, Opera Now
"What this invaluable book contains is the ideal rundown on 175 operas from Auber's Fra Diavolo to Zimmerman's Die Soldaten , in each case putting the work in context within the composer's development, with a list of characters, a short synopsis and pointers towards the most imortant arias, duets and ensembles, all in a personal congenial tone, like unto an operatically wise and loving uncle."--Denby Richards, Musical Opinion
"An erudite, instructive and unpretentious guide."--Michael Kennedy, The Sunday Telegraph
"It's hard to imagine any other book on the subject more informative and helpful to the average enthusiast. . . . This book is one you'll cherish."-- Books in Canada

Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780300123739
Branch Call Number: 782.1026 OSB
Characteristics: xii, 627 p. ; 24 cm

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