Opera

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

    By William Gibbons

    Hardback Save £19.54 = £35.46

    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

    Hardback Save £3.04 = £51.98

    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

    Hardback Save £17.55 = £32.47

    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.

    Peking Opera

    By Chengbei Xu

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    Peking Opera provides a comprehensive illustrated introduction to the origins and development of this unique performance art.

    Cambridge Introductions to Music

    By Robert Cannon

    Paperback £20.20

    Designed for music students and opera-goers, this book enables a thorough understanding of what opera is and how it works, with an emphasis on its dramatic experience. Organised chronologically, the book shows how the many different kinds of opera have developed and explores specific examples using accessible illustrative tables.

    Gilbert and Sullivan: Gender, Genre, Parody

    By Carolyn Williams

    Paperback Save £4.94 = £13.56

    Long before the satirical comedy of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, the comic operas of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were the hottest send-ups of the day's political and cultural obsessions. Gilbert and Sullivan's productions always rose to the level of social commentary, despite being impertinent, absurd,...

    Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

    By Inna Naroditskaya

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    In Bewitching Russian Opera , Inna Naroditskaya investigates the musical lives of four female monarchs who ruled Russia for most of the eighteenth century - Catherine I, Anna, Elizabeth, and Catherine the Great. Engaging with ethnomusicological, historical, and philological approaches, her study traces the tsarinas' deeply invested interest in musical...

    Performing Operas for Mozart: Impresarios, Singers and Troupes

    By Ian Woodfield

    Hardback Save £6.84 = £55.16

    A study of the Prague Italian opera company and its role in performing Mozart's works in the late eighteenth-century.

    The Italian Traditions and Puccini: Compositional Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Opera

    By Nicholas Baragwanath

    Hardback £41.42

    The theory and practice of Italian musical composition

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