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Opera lover"s companion.

Mary Ellis Peltz

Opera lover"s companion.

by Mary Ellis Peltz

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Published by Ziff-Davis Pub. Co. in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Operas -- Analysis, appreciation.,
  • Operas -- Stories, plots, etc.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsMT95 .P48
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 385 p.
    Number of Pages385
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6032382M
    LC Control Number48009446

    The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies ().pdf writen by Nicholas Till: With its powerful combination of music and theatre, opera is one of the most complex and yet immediate of all art forms. Once opera was studied only as 'a stepchild of musicology', but in the past two dec. Libro The Opera Lover S Companion PDF Twittear Recibió calificación de "Sobresaliente" de Guía Engaging University Press Books Esta Comité de los óperas más populares mejorará la experiencia de todos los amantes de la ópera.

    Book Review: Opera Lover's Companion Charles Osborne: Opera Lover's Companion. By Joel Kasow NEW YORK, 14 February —Charles Osborne has been producing books on operatic themes for many years in between his Agatha Christie adaptations and serious biographies of such figures as Benjamin Britten and W.H. has adapted the formula—and much of the . The Opera Companion has established itself over the years as a classic reference book for opera lovers, whether devoted or casual. Synopses of 47 of the most frequently performed operas (18 composers) are given with key words to clue the listener in to the action and musical descriptions designed for those who cannot read music. A catalog of major.

    "This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail.' -Richard Fawkes, Opera Now 'What this invaluable book contains is the ideal rundown on operas. IT is fairly safe to assert that Robert Philip’s mighty new tome, just shy of pages all told, may spark as many arguments as it settles. There are obvious difficulties of definition in the title for a start. “Classical music” is a vexed term, over which broadcaster Tom Service mused for.


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Opera lover"s companion by Mary Ellis Peltz Download PDF EPUB FB2

Every opera lover enjoys a performance more when accompanied by a knowledgeable friend. In this indispensable guide, well-known opera critic Charles Osborne provides exactly that. Osborne fills in the details on of the world’s most frequently performed operas, including facts about the composer and the music, a plot outline, accounts of /5(30).

Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover’s Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings. Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers—Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss—fifty-eight other /5(32).

The Opera Lover's Companion is a delightful read for any opera fan. At over pages, it offers a comprehensive catalogue of the opera repertoire, each listing featuring character information, an introduction to the opera, a brief synopsis, and recommended recordings/5.

Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, "The Opera-Lover's Companion" does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings.

Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers - Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss - fifty-eight other /5(29).

"This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail."-Richard Fawkes, Opera Now.

Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover’s Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings.

Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers—Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss—fifty-eight other /5(28). Every opera lover enjoys a performance more when accompanied by a knowledgeable friend.

In this indispensable guide, well-known opera critic Charles Osborne provides exactly that. Osborne fills in the details on of the world's most frequently performed operas, including facts about the composer and the music, a plot outline, accounts of famous performers, and much more.2/5(1).

C harles Osborne, who was born in Brisbane in and moved to London inis a prolific writer, broadcaster and opera critic. His latest offering, The Opera Lover’s Companion, sets out to guide its reader through of the world’s most popular e correctly states that ‘the staples of the operatic diet today are the major works of five great composers – Mozart, Verdi.

Covering over singers from the birth of opera to the present day, this marvellous volume will be an essential resource for all serious opera lovers and an indispensable companion to the enormously successful Grove Book of Operas (also in Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection).The most comprehensive guide to opera singers ever produced, this volume offers an alphabetically arranged.

Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover’s Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings. Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers—Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss—fifty-eight other.

Every opera lover enjoys a performance more when accompanied by a knowledgeable friend. In this indispensable guide, well-known opera critic Charles Osborne provides exactly that.

Osborne fills in the details on of the world’s most frequently performed operas, including facts about the composer and the music, a plot outline, accounts of Price: $ Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover’s Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings.

Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers-Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss-fifty-eight other. "This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion.

Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail."—Richard Fawkes, Opera Now.

Book Description: This engaging guide to the most popular operas will enhance the experience of every opera lover. Written by a well-known authority, the book consists of entries that set each opera within the context of its composer's career, outline the plot, discuss the music, and give relevant background information on the libretto, the staging, and the most famous and influential.

This engaging guide to the most popular operas will enhance the experience of every opera lover. Written by a well-known authority, the book consists of entries that set each opera within the context of its composer’s career, outline the p.

This book gives lovers of opera as well as those studying the subject a comprehensive approach to the many facets of opera in the past and today. Reviews 'In both the clarity of its organization and the uniformly high standard of the individual essays, this is an outstanding collection.'.

The Opera Lover S Companion Opera Lovers Companion by Charles Osborne, The Opera Lover S Companion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Opera Lover S Companion books, Written by a well-known authority, this book consists of entries that set some of the most popular operas within the context of their composer's career.

Get this from a library. The opera lover's companion. [Charles Osborne] -- This engaging guide to the most popular operas will enhance the experience of every opera lover.

Written by a well-known authority, the book consists of entries that set each opera within the. The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies - edited by Nicholas Till October It might seem curious to the average modern music lover that opera, that most elite of genres, came to be seen as music’s pre-eminent contributor to nationalism.

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's. Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover’s Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings.

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- Explore Met Opera Guild (MOG)'s board "Gifts for Opera Lovers", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Opera, Gifts, Metropolitan opera pins.Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: Serving as a guide to the most popular operas, this book consists of entries that set each opera within the context of its composer's career, outline the plot, discuss the music, and give relevant background information on the libretto, the staging, and the most famous and.The book also places modern productions of the operas in historical context and explores how modern directors, producers, and conductors present Mozart’s works today.

Filled with factual information and interesting issues to ponder while watching a performance, this guide will appeal to newcomers and seasoned opera aficionados alike.