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Opera housesand#151;temples to the art of Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and moreand#151;have been created by some of the most talented architects and designers of their generations, inspiring centuries of veneration from audiences, filled with royalty and commoners alike. In this sumptuous book, photographer Guillaume de Laubier and journalist Antoine Pecqueur explore more than 25 of the worldand#8217;s most beautiful opera houses, from Tokyo to Covent Garden, from Oslo to Chicago, from Milan to New York. The buildings are described in their historical contexts, while stunning photography reveals the theatersand#8217; most captivating spaces. In addition to offering sweeping views of ornate auditoriums and facades, the book opens doors normally closed to the public, entering the artistsand#8217; dressing rooms, rehearsal halls, scenery workshops, and more, presenting a wide-ranging and compelling look into a spectacular world.

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and#147;Performance spaces take the spotlight in The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World and you donand#8217;t need to be a music buff to appreciate their range. The photographs by Guillaume de Laubier capture 32 theaters across the globe in rich detail . . . Who knew empty stages made for such good theater?and#8221; and#151;Wall Street Journal

and#160;and#147;With the growing popularity of massive arenas, it is often difficult to think back to a time when going out for a night of music was synonymous with elegance. But a new book has rediscovered the high art of these exquisite theater spaces. The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World contains hundreds of photographs showing the exteriors and auditoriums of these cultural treasuresand#151;and is a reminder why these architectural wonders are worth a visit.and#8221; and#151;FOXNews.com

Synopsis:

An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much more.

About the Author

Guillaume de Laubier, a photographer who has regularly contributed to Elle Dand#233;cor, Vogue, and Maison Franand#231;aise, is the author of several books, including Abramsand#8217; The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World. Antoine Pecqueur is a journalist for Le Monde, the French television channel Mezzo, and the classical music periodical La Lettre du Musicien.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385054485
Author:
Simon, Henry
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Guillaume de Laubier
Author:
Simon, Henry
Author:
Henry W. Simon
Author:
Pecqueur, Antoine
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Operas
Subject:
Stories, plots, etc.
Subject:
Operas -- Stories, plots, etc.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Music | Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19890431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color photographs
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11 x 11 x 1.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much more.
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