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  • (Dis)embodying Myths in Ancien Régime Opera: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    By Bruno Forment

    Our Price: $42.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789058679000
    • Publisher: Leuven University Press
    • Published: July 2012
    Throughout the Ancien Râegime, mythology played a vital role in opera, defining such epoch-making works as Claudio Monteverdi's 'La favola d'Orfeo' (1607) and Christoph Gluck's 'Iphigâenie en Tauride' (1779). The operatic presence of the Greco-Roman godsand heroes was anything but unambiguous or unproblematic, however. This book highlights myth's chameleonic life in the Italian 'dramma per musica' and French 'tragâedie en musique' of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • 100 Great Operas And Their Stories: Act-By-Act Synopses

    By Henry W. Simon

    Our Price: $9.50
    • 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
  • 150 Years of Opera In Chicago

    By Robert C. Marsh

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780875803531
    • Publisher: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
    • Published: July 2006
    Chicago's love affair with opera began early, in 1850, when the frontier town welcomed its first traveling opera singers. A full house applauded the opening performance, but during a repeat performance thenext day, the theater burned to the ground. Nonetheless, Chicago had been bitten by the opera bug, & it has never lost its enthusiasm for the art. More than sixty years--and many visiting opera companies--would pass before the city established an opera company of its own. Robert Marsh recounts the trials & triumphs of the entrepreneurs & the colorful international artists who brought opera to Chicago & staged it in a number of different theaters.
  • 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: $10.99
    • 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
  • 28 Italian Songs And Arias of the 17th And 18th Centuries

    By Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

    Our Price: $10.99
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aesthetics of Opera In the Ancien Regime, 1647-1785

    By Downing A. Thomas

    Our Price: $154.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521801881
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: March 2003
    This is the first study to recognize the wider picture of opera within early-modern French culture. Downing Thomas considers the place of music within a cultural environment--the employment of music by Louis XIV as a symbol of absolutism; the use of music as a statement against the monarchy; and the long-term development of opera as a reflection of humanism. Thomas examines key works by Lully, Rameau, and Charpentier, among others, and extends his reach from the late seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth.
  • Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien Regime, 1647-1785

    By Downing A. Thomas

    Our Price: $67.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521100977
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: February 2009
  • Aida

    By Giuseppe Verdi

    Our Price: $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780793547104
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: July 1995
    Italian/English.
  • Aida

    By Giuseppe Verdi

    Our Price: $16.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781376178760
    • Publisher: Andesite Press
  • Aida (Black Dog Opera Library)

    By Giuseppe Verdi

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781884822803
    • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
    • Published: January 1996
    A guide to understanding and appreciating opera. This book includes: the complete opera on two CDS. The complete libretto with annotations. Critical historical commentary.

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