Opera History and Reference
Catalogue Raisonne As Memoir
A Composer's Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0816645051
The fascinating memoir of the 2004 Grammy-winning composer bases each chapter around a different composition and describes the memory of the life events each piece conjures up, detailing the inspiration and research that went into the creation of each work.
The Chronicle of Opera
Paperback ISBN: 0500286671
A visual history of opera describes its modest beginnings as a re-creation of classical Greek drama, to its peak in the seventeenth century, to its modern incarnations, in an account that is complemented by reference biographies, a glossary of terms, and a listing of opera house openings and premieres. Reprint.
Cinderella and Company
Backstage at the Opera With Cecilia Bartoli
Paperback ISBN: 0375707123
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist offers an inside look at the world of modern opera, following the career of acclaimed mezzo Cecilia Bartoli and offering portraits of legendary opera houses, performers, and operatic productions. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT.
The Complete Gilbert and Sullivan
Hardcover ISBN: 0713998601
In this book, Gilbert's libretti are collected in their most accurate and faithful form. There is a commentary on each work, telling the extraordinary stories behind the inspiration for the operas and their performance histories, and giving plot summaries and original cast lists. Also containing original illustrations from Gilbert's Bab Ballads, as well as extensive notes for every work, this ultimate Gilbert and Sullivan collection will delight all devotees of the incomparable duo.
The Complete Operas of Richard Wagner
Paperback ISBN: 0306805227
"Wagner's operas can be counted among the most important works of art of the nineteenth century. But Wagner was a composer around whom violent artistic, political, and literary controversies raged duri"
Hardcover ISBN: 1574670352
The predominant lieder singer of his generation, Fischer-Dieskau also had a distinguished career on the operatic stage. This biography provides a comprehensive and frank account of his extraordinary career, from his debut in Verdi's Don Carlos in 1948 to his farewell concert appearance in 1992. Hardcover.