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Alceste (Teilband A)
C. W. Gluck - Baerenreiter-Verlag

Ed. Gerhard Croll.  Gluck Samtliche Werke, Abteilung I, Band 3, Teilband A. ... view details

Classical Destinations
Simon Callow & Wendy McDougall - Hal Leonard Corporation

Classical Destinations is a unique multimedia curriculum that introduces the world of classical music to young people in grades five through twelve. Your students will travel through six multimedia... view details

A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Joyce Bourne - Oxford University Press

A marvelous guide to over 2,500 operatic characters, along with invaluable synopses of over 200 major works.  From Arabella to Wozzeck and from Aeneas to Zaida, this book is a wealth of information on the main... view details

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (From Flower Maiden to Marschallin)
Kirsten Liese - Amadeus Press, Inc.

As Flower Maiden in Wagner's "Parsifal," she gave her opera debut.  As Marschallin in Strauss's "Rosenkavalier," she made history.  One of the greatest singers of the last century, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf... view details

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The Empty Voice
Leon Major & Michael Laing - Amadeus Press, Inc.

This book offers opera singers a method and the tools that will assist them in developing their roles and the dramatic action of a scene.  When singers study a libretto for acting clues and the score for... view details

Evenings at the Opera
Jeffrey Langford - Amadeus Press, Inc.

Here is a collection of essays based on Jeffrey Langford's lectures at the Manhattan School of Music and inspired by his pre-performance talks at the Metropolitan Opera Guild.  It presents a unique view of the... view details

Franco Corelli (Prince of Tenors)
Rene Seghers - Hal Leonard Corporation

Nearly a decade in the making, this definitive biography is based on the author's extensive research of theater archives and interviews with the opera star's numerous friends, family members, colleagues... view details

The Grove Book of Operas
Stanley Sadie & Laura Macy - Oxford University Press

Second Edition.  First published in 1996 to great critical and popular acclaim, "The Grove Book of Operas" brings together synopses and descriptions of over 250 leading operas, complemented by more than one... view details

Il Postino (Libretto)
Daniel Catan - G. Schirmer, Inc.

Libretto from Catan's opera, "Il Postino."  Text in English and Spanish.  Paperback, 56 p. ... view details

Italian Opera in Late 18th C-Vol 2
MILHOUS/DIDERIKSEN/HUME, R - Oxford University Press

Milhous, J/Dideriksen, G/Hume, R. Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. Copyright 2001. Following V. 1 (King's Theatre, Haymarket) this interdisciplinary study of opera & ballet focuses on the... view details

Life in Opera
Maria-Cristina Necula - Amadeus Press, Inc.

Step behind the glory-and-glamour enchantment of grand opera with this candid look at life in the opera world.  "Life in Opera: Truth, Tempo, and Soul" is a collection of encounters with great stars and... view details

Living Opera
Joshua Jampol - Oxford University Press

A fascinating collection of 20 wide-ranging interviews with the preeminent opera professionals working on and behind the stage today. Joshua Jampol invites opera-lovers to listen in as performers such as Renee... view details

Madama Butterly 1904-2004 (Opera at an Exhibition)
Puccini/ Ricordi - G. Ricordi

This imported, premium collector's book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the beloved Puccini opera.  Contains more than 100 images, including period photos and scene and costume sketches, as well as... view details

Maria Callas: a Musical Biography
Robert Levine - Amadeus Press, Inc.

Maria Callas was almost as famous for her personal life - her jet-setting, her staggering weight loss, her tigress-like temperament - as she was for her singing. Of Greek parentage, the New York-born,... view details

The Opera Fanatic (Ethnography of an Obsession)
Claudio E. Benzecry - University of Chicago Press

Though some dismiss opera as old-fashioned, it shows no sign of disappearing from the world's stage.  So why do audiences continue to flock to it?  Given its association with wealth, one might imagine that... view details

Opera and Sovereignty (Transforming Myths in Eighteenth-Century Italy)
Martha Feldman - University of Chicago Press

Perhaps the most comprehensive study of opera to date, and certainly it is unrivalled in the English language.  In its richness of ideas, comprehensive coverage of a diversity of opera houses and local... view details

Opera's First Master (The Musical Dramas of Claudio Monteverdi)
Mark Ringer - Amadeus Press, Inc.

Unlocking the Masters Series, No. 8. An insightful look into the work of the composer often credited as the creator of modern opera, Opera's First Master traces Monteverdi's development as a... view details

Pas de Deux (The Art of Partnering)
Anton Dolin - Dover Publications Inc.

Dolin, Anton. Published by Dover Publications, Mineola, NY. Copyright 2005. A classic of Ballet literature originally published by A & C Black, London, 1950. Contains 29 black-and-white illustrations,... view details

The Redeemer Reborn (Parsifal as the Fifth Opera of Wagner's Ring)
Paul Schofield - Amadeus Press, Inc.

A study of the relationship between Wagner's characters in Ring and Parsifal and the Buddhist philosophy prevalent during the later part of the composers life. Hardcover, 307 p.... view details

The Rough Guide to Opera (3rd Edition)
Matthew Boyden - Alfred Music Publishing

A unique handbook on the most thrilling of art forms, spanning four hundred years of musical drama.  It includes lively biographical sketches of some 150 composers, entertaining accounts of hundreds of operas... view details

Shakespeare's Watch (A Guide to Time and Location in the Plays)
Buzz Podewell - Scarecrow Press, Inc.