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Opera by Matthew Boyden

Whether you are a complete newcomer or a seasoned opera buff, The Rough Guide To Opera is the perfect companion to one of the most exciting of all art forms. Covering the full range of opera, from Monteverdi to Thomas Ades, the guide provides lively biographical information of some 150 composers plus detailed discussion of over 30 operas. As well as a synopsis and a short essay for each opera, the guide includes reviews of the finest available CDs - both the latest releases and the best historical recordings - and DVD recommendations for the top 60 operas in the repertoire. In addition there's a who's who of opera's finest singers and conductors, a glossary of the most useful technical terms and scores of superb illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781858287492
Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Series: Rough Guide Music Guides Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

Matthew Boyden is an author and journalist specialising in classical music and opera. As well as writing The Rough Guide to Opera, Matthew is a contributor to The Rough Guide to Classical Music

Matthew Boyden is an author and journalist specialising in classical music and opera. As well as writing The Rough Guide to Opera, Matthew is a contributor to The Rough Guide to Classical Music

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