Opera

    Peking Opera

    By Chengbei Xu

    Paperback Save £0.34 = £13.65

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

    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

    Hardback Save £3.30 = £44.69

    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

    A Midsummer Night\'s Dream

    By Benjamin Britten

    Paperback Save £2.34 = £9.66

    This newly commissioned opera guide contains a thematic guide, and an up-to-date bibliography, select discography and website guide.

    Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan: His Life and Character

    By Andrew Crowther

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    A biography of Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan

    Operatic Afterlives

    By Michal Grover-Friedlander

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    An examination of the ultimate power opera grants to singing: the reversal of death.

    La Traviata

    By Giuseppe Verdi

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.46

    English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original.

    Seven Mozart Librettos: A Verse Translation

    By J. D. McClatchy

    Hardback Save £11.94 = £24.06

    "McClatchy's heroic labor is a remarkable achievement... Mozart and Da Ponte will be smiling down on this volume."-Richard Wilbur

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