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The Rough Guide to Opera

The Rough Guide to Opera

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Matthew Boyden
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 752
  • Publication date: 2002
  • Publisher: Apa Publications
  • Weight: 1.05 kg Note that the actual book cover may differ from the picture

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The Rough Guide to Opera is a handbook on the most thrilling of art forms, spanning four hundred years of music drama. Features include: lively biographical sketches of some 150 composers, from Claudio Monteverdi to Poul Ruders, detailing the main events of their careers and revealing their social and musical context; entertaining accounts of hundreds of operas, both the famous and neglected, each with a clear synopsis and a lively essay; CD reviews, covering the latest digital recordings as well as dozens of classic historical sets; and a who's who of the finest singers and conductors on record, from historical figures like Caruso, Callas and Toscanini to present-day stars like Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming and Daniel Barenboim.