Music & Dance - Opera


  • 'On My Way': The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess

    By Joseph Horowitz

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393240139
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: July 2013
    A forgotten master of American musical theater, Rouben Mamoulian directed the original production of Porgy and Bess, the opera that catapulted his career and led to both successes and failures. Culling newly released information from the Mamoulian Archives at the Library of Congress, Joseph Horowitz shows that, more than any other individual, Mamoulian transformed DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novella, Porgy, from a quasi-realistic regional cameo into an epic theater work about suffering and redemption. In vividly rendered scenes of sound and movement, “On My Way” transports readers to the rehearsals and performances that Mamoulian singularly reconceived and choreographed, and the laudatory or scathing reviews that followed. Part history and part biography, “On My Way” re-creates Mamoulian’s unique directorial style on stage and screen, his collaboration with musical genius George Gershwin, and the opera that changed the face of American musical life.
  • 100 Great Operas And Their Stories: Act-By-Act Synopses

    By Henry W. Simon

    Our Price: $5.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385054485
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: May 1989
    Act-by-act summaries of one hundred outstanding operas accompany notes on their production, arias, and literary background
  • 20th Century Opera: A Guide

    By George Martin

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879102753
    • Publisher: Limelight Editions
    • Published: August 1999
    The earlier edition of this book, published in 1979, surveved 75 years of opera, offering synopses of 78 major works, noting trends and accomplishments and speculating upon what was likely to occur in the next 25 years. Now, from the threshold of the millennium, George Martin reports on the entire twentieth century, replacing speculation with operas composed and trends established. To that end some parts of the last edition (but none of the synopses) have been replaced with new material: an introductory chapter, synopses of eleven additional operasincluding Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts, Weill's Street Scene, Blitzstein's Regina, Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, Glass's Satyagraha, Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Davies' The Lighthouse, Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles and John Adams's Nixon in China - and a "Compendium and Glossary" of composers, critical terms and pertinent miscellanea.
  • 28 Italian Songs And Arias of the 17th And 18th Centuries

    By Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780634082931
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: June 2008
  • 28 Italian Songs And Arias of the 17th And 18th Centuries

    By Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780634082924
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: June 2008
    Vocal CollectionMost voice teachers and singers still prefer the pianistic, wonderfully gratifying arrangements of this early Italian material made by Alessandro Parisotti in the 1880s. This new edition, newly researched and engraved, includes the original Schirmer "24" plus four additional songs: Sento nel core (A. Scarlatti), O leggiadri occhi belli (anonymous), Intorno all'idol mio (Cesti), Delizie contente, che l'alma beate (Cavalli). With IPA, word for word translations, and historical information on each song and composer. A version with accompaniment CD is also available: HL50485630.
  • 5000 Nights at the Opera

    By Rudolf Bing

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385092593
    • Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
    • Published: 1972
    The memoirs of Sir Rudolf Bing.
  • 55 Years In Five Acts: My Life In Opera

    By Astrid Varnay

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555536756
    • Publisher: NORTHEASTERN UP
    • Published: June 2007
    One of the world's greatest sopranos tells her story, from her childhood growing up backstage at the opera through her debut at the age of 23 and her five-decade career.
  • Acts: The Autobiography of Wolfgang Wagner

    By Wolfgang Wagner

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780297813491
    • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
    • Published: July 1995
  • Adelina Patti: Queen of Hearts

    By John Frederick Cone

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780931340604
    • Publisher: Amadeus Press
    • Published: March 2003
    (Opera Biography Series, No.4). The first full-length study of the operatic diva in English since 1920. It includes much original material, including previously unpublished letters and more than 150 photographs that evoke the richmosaic of her life & career. Chronology, discography. 400p.
  • Aida

    By Giuseppe Verdi

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486204055
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: June 1962
    The complete libretto to Verdi's classic opera in Italian and English, introduced by extensive information on its biographical and historical background
  • Aida: The Complete Opera on 2 CDs

    By Giuseppe Verdi

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781579125066
    • Publisher: Black Dog and Leventhal
    • Published: October 2005
    (The Black Dog Opera Library). A guide to understanding and appreciating opera, this book includes: the complete opera on two CDs, the complete libretto with annotations, critical historical commentary.
  • Alban Berg: Lulu Cambridge Opera Handbooks)

    By Douglas Jarman

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521284806
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: February 1991
  • All Good Greetings: Letters of Geraldine Farrar to Ilka Marie Stotler

    By Geraldine Farrar

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780822970163
    • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
    • Published: December 1991
  • American Aria: From Farm Boy to Opera Star

    By Sherrill Milnes

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780028647395
    • Publisher: SCHIRMER BOOKS
    • Published: October 1998
  • The American Opera Singer: The lives & adventures of America's great singers in opera & concert from 1825 to the present

    By Peter G. Davis

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385421744
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: March 1999
    This detailed, illuminating study recounts a colorful and absorbing history of the larger-than-life, supremely talentedAmerican singers - from the 19th-century pioneers who crashed the gates of Europe's elite opera circles, to the glamorous singers of the early twentieth century, to the performers since WWII, who have not only gained Europeanacceptance but now dominate the art. B&W illus. 626p. Pap.