Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from composers Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed The History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day discusses the history of operetta. The History of Opera features more than seventy-five musical examples.
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About the Author
Richard Fawkes is a writer, director, and producer who specializes in classical music. He is a regular contributor to Opera Now,
Classical Music magazine, and The
Singer, and has contributed to the BBC Music
Magazine, Gramophone, the Daily
Telegraph, She, the Sunday Telegraph,
the Sunday Times, and the Independent, mostly on music and the arts.
He is the author of several books, including Opera on Film, Welsh National Opera, Notes from a Low Singer, Fighting for a Laugh, and The Last Corner of
Arabia, among others. His audio productions, The History of Classical Music
and The History of Opera, won Talkie Awards.
Robert Powell has, in addition to playing Richard Hannay on screen in The Thirty-Nine Steps, appeared on television in Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage, Dalziel and Pascoe, and Holby City.