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    D'Oyly Carte

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    'D'Oyly Carte: The Inside Story' looks at the life of the historic D'Oyly Carte Opera Company between 1950 and its sad demise in 1982.

    Gilbert and Sullivan\'s \'Respectable Capers\': Class, Respectability and the Savoy Operas 1877-1909

    By Michael Goron

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    This innovative account of the Gilbert and Sullivan partnership provides a unique insight into the experience of both attending and performing in the original productions of the most influential and enduring pieces of English-language musical theatre. In the 1870s, Savoy impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte astutely realized that a conscious move...

    Cambridge Studies in Opera

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    Focusing on the operatic soprano and her relationships with technology from the 1820s to the twenty-first-century digital age, this book considers how 'the diva's' voice and allure have been created by technologies and media such as theatrical stagecraft, journalism, and the simulcast.

    Deaths in Venice

    By Philip Kitcher

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    Diving into the philosophical depths of Thomas Mann's beloved novella, as imagined in words, music, and film.

    Florence Foster Jenkins

    By Jasper Rees

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    'People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents,...

    Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time

    By Siegfried Kracauer

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    A biography of composer Jacques Offenbach that is also a social and cultural history of Second Empire Paris.

    On a Similar Note: More Mayhem, Mishaps and Musings

    By Jonathan Veira

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    A cheerful collection of Jonathan's wonderful stories from the world of opera.

    Understanding Italian Opera

    By Tim Carter

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    Opera has long fascinated creative artists and audiences alike. It is often regarded as the pinnacle of high art, yet it is also shrouded in mystique. Understanding Italian Opera unravels its many layers by looking closely at five of the most enduring and emblematic Italian operas from Monteverdi to Puccini.

    Foreign Opera at the London Playhouses

    By Christina Fuhrmann

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    In the early nineteenth century over forty operas by foreign composers, including Mozart, Rossini, Weber and Bellini, were adapted for London playhouses. This is the first comprehensive study of these adaptations. Christina Fuhrmann reveals how integral these operas are to our understanding of early nineteenth-century theatre, opera and canon formation.

    My Life with Wagner

    By Christian Thielemann

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    An enchanting account of the great and controversial composer Richard Wagner, by an artist immersed in his music.

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