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.
  • 1,000 Days on the River Kwai: The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant

    By Cary Owtram

    Our Price: $16.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781473897809
    • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
    • Published: August 2017
  • 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: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780634082993
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: July 2008
  • 55 Years In Five Acts: My Life In Opera

    By Astrid Varnay

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    • 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.
  • Actors and Singers

    By Richard Wagner

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780803297739
    • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
    • Published: 1996
    Originally published as volume 5 in the collected prose works of Richard Wagner. The essays written in this volume were written between 1870 and 1873. After Prussia's spectacular defeat of France, the coalescing of German states into a unified Germany, and Bismarck's declaration of the German Empire, Wagner suddenly felt like a prophet whose predictions had come true before his eyes. At last the German culture he longed to enlivenhad a German state as grand as his own ambition. Includes his famous essay 'Beethoven,' his letter to Nietzsche responding to the publication of 'The Birth of Tragedy' and others. Index. 383p.
  • Acts: The Autobiography of Wolfgang Wagner

    By Wolfgang Wagner

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780297813491
    • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
    • Published: July 1995
  • 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
  • Alfie: My Story

    By Alfie Boe

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781849839761
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (UK)
    • Published: September 2013
    From car mechanic to internationally loved opera and musical star: the story of Alfie Boe.
  • 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