Verdi: The Operas and Choral Works

    By Victor Lederer

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    Victor Lederer surveys every one of the master's 28 operas and his greatest choral pieces, showing Verdi's growth as a musical dramatist.

    The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart\'s Le Nozze di Figaro: Libretto, Background and Photos

    By Lorenzo Da Ponte

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    Today Mozart's exquisite Le Nozze di Figaro delights and moves audiences everywhere, long after its 1786 birth into tumultuous times. The original Beaumarchais play raised a firestorm in France, then on the brink of revolution, with its dangerous commentary on class relations. However, Lorenzo Da Ponte carefully omitted anything political...

    From the Score to the Stage

    By Evan Baker

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    Without scenery, costumes, and stage action, an opera would be little more than a concert. Offering a comprehensive history of the behind-the-scenes world of opera production and staging, this book follows the evolution of visual style and set design in continental Europe from its birth in the seventeenth century up...

    Verdi, Opera, Women

    By Susan Rutherford

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    Susan Rutherford explores Verdi's operas in the context of women's social, cultural and political history in nineteenth-century Italy.

    Richard Wagner

    By Martin Geck

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    Best known for the challenging four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner 1813-83 was a conductor, librettist, theater director, and essayist, in addition to being the composer of some of the most enduring operatic works in history, such as the Flying Dutchman. This book explores key ideas in...

    Historical Dictionary of Opera

    By Scott L. Balthazar

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    The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential information and integrate that content within broad social or stylistic narratives. This is done through a chronology, an introductory...

    Building the Operatic Museum: Eighteenth-Century Opera in Fin-de-Siecle Paris

    By William Gibbons

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    The pathbreaking revival in Paris ca. 1900 of long-neglected operas by Mozart, Gluck, and Rameau -- and what this meant to French audiences, critics, and composers.

    Dance in Handel\'s London Operas

    By Sarah McCleave

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    Examines the pivotal role of dance in the Italian operas of Handel, perhaps the greatest opera composer between Monteverdi and Mozart.

    Elliott Carter\'s What Next?: Communication, Cooperation, and Separation

    By Guy Capuzzo

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    The first book about Elliott Carter's only opera--or indeed about any single work by this still-productive modern master.

    Der fliegender Hollander

    By Richard Wagner

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    Der fliegende Hollander is the first of Wagner's operas that the author considered to be representative of his mature style. The Dutchman embodies one of the major themes that recur throughout Wagner's work, that of a central character seeking redemption from a loving woman.

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