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NPR The Curious Listener's Guide to Opera

William Berger

changed the opera world. When good, full-length recordings became standard in the 1950s, many people assumed they no longer even needed to attend the theater in order to enjoy opera. The fact is that listening to opera is one experience, ...

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Life in Opera Truth, Tempo, and Soul: Encounters with Stars, Innovators, and Leaders of Todays Opera World

Maria-Cristina Necula

Life in Opera: Truth, Tempo, and Soulis a collection of encounters with great stars and personalities that shape and enhance the opera universe of today.In Part I _ The Interviews, the conversations take center stage.

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Opera Classics Library Puccini Companion: The Glorious Dozen

Burton D. Fisher

But Angelica clearly envisions her destiny: that the Virgin Mary has divined that she must die and reunite with her son in Heaven: “La grazia e descesa dal cielo” (“Her grace has descended from Heaven”), the leitmotif of the opera, and perha

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Italian Opera Since 1945 (Contemporary Music Studies)

Raymond Fearn

... suspicion arise that one wished to smuggle any kind of sentimental or romanticised biography into the opera.5* There ... begun to absorb the consequences of a non-linear operatic theme, with symbolised presentations of the themes with ...

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A History of Opera

Carolyn Abbate, Roger Parker

Looks at the long history and evolution of opera, discussing the social, political, literary, and economic circumstances relevant to it, as well as the polemics that have accompanied it and the problems that it has faced in the last half ...

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A Short History of Opera

Donald Grout, Hermine Weigel Williams

"The fourth edition incorporates new scholarship that traces the most important developments in the evolution of musical drama.

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Maria Callas Remembered: An Intimate Portrait of the Private Callas

Nadia Stancioff

Never before in paperback: An intimate portrait of the private Callas.

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Maria Callas: The Woman behind the Legend

Arianna Huffington

For millions of people, the great soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) remains the focus of such unparalleled fascination that there is still no higher praise for singers than "...the best since Callas.

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The King and I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary

Herbert Breslin, Anne Midgette

The King and I is the story of the thirty-six-year-old business relationship between Luciano Pavarotti and his manager, Herbert Breslin, during which Breslin guided what he calls, justifiably, “the greatest career in classical music.” ...

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Italian Opera (National Traditions of Opera)

David R. B. Kimbell

David Kimbell traces the history of Italian opera from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.

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