This is a fully revised and updated edition of the most comprehensive single-volume opera encyclopedia ever published. In hundreds of meticulously researched articles, covering nearly 850 composers and around 2,000 works, it explores the complete operas of figures as diverse as Bellini and Britten, Handel and Hindemith, Massenet and Monteverdi, Weber and Weill. It offers fresh insights into such perennial favourites as Mozart, Verdi and Wagner, and brings the reader right up to date with the latest operas by contemporary composers worldwide.
'The New Penguin Opera Guide' brings alive the entire rich and varied tapestry of opera for enthusiasts or novices, amateurs of professionals.
- Publication Date:
- 30 / 03 / 2004