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Now available in an affordable paperback format, "The Story of Opera>" celebrates the 400-year history of opera. With separate chapters devoted to the great national schools of opera-Italian, German, French, and Russian-it tells the stories of composers, librettists, impresarios, singers, conductors, and even audiences. Beautifully illustrated with historical images and a wealth of photographs from notable contemporary productions, this book offers both an introduction to the general reader and fresh insights for longtime buffs.

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Richard Somerset-Ward is a former head of music and arts for BBC Television. He is currently an independent writer and television producer in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810992542
Author:
Somerset Ward, Richa
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Foreword:
Kanawa, Kiri Te
Author:
Somerset-Ward, Richard
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
General Music
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11.68x8.78x.89 in. 3.14 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12 up to 99

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