The Da Capo Opera Manual
ISBN10: 0306808072 ISBN13: 9780306808074 Publisher: Perseus Books Group Published: Oct 1 1997 Pages: 676 Weight: 2.15lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
This manual is designed to be a single source for answering questions which may occur in bringing the production of an opera to the stage; questions such as How many clarinets are in the orchestra?, How many orchestra members appear onstage?, What is the usual running time?, and Are any special effects or ballet choreography required?. This and other information, such as who owns the rights and when the opera was premiered, is provided for more than 550 operas - the guide may serve equally as a companion for opera-lovers.