Synopses & Reviews
The bewildering world of opera made manageable
Covering the most popular and most performed operas from the earliest classics to the present day, this concise edition of The New Penguin Opera Guide is an ideal reference for anyone who is entranced by opera, whether aficionado or novice.
? Explores the operatic careers of all the great composers
? Describes their operas in detail
? Notes the best recordings
About the Author
Amanda Holden has written more than fifty translations and texts for the opera, theater, and concert hall. She wrote the libretto for Mark Turnage's opera The Silver Tassie for which, with the composer, she received the Olivier Award for "outstanding achievement in opera" in 2001.