Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
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.