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Night at the Opera An Irreverent Guide to the Plots, the Singers, the Composers, the Recordings

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ISBN-10: 0375751769

ISBN-13: 9780375751769

Edition: N/A

Authors: Denis Forman

List price: $26.00
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With an encyclopedic knowledge of opera and a delightful dash of irreverence, Sir Denis Forman throws open the world of opera--its structure, composers, conductors, and artists--in this hugely informative guide. A Night at the Opera dissects the eighty-three most popular operas recorded on compact disc, from Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur to Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. For each opera, Sir Denis details the plot and cast of characters, awarding stars to parts that are "worth looking out for," "really good," or, occasionally, "stunning." He goes on to tell the history of each opera and its early reception. Finally, each work is graded from alpha to gamma (although the Ring cycle gets an "X"), and…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 976
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English