The Times Opera Notes

By: Robert Thicknesse

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ISBN
9780007254675
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
192
Dimensions
130 x 197mm

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'The Times Opera Notes' is witty and opinionated, to be enjoyed by both opera buffs and those who simply need to bluff themselves through a 'cultured' night out.

'The Times Opera Notes' has full coverage of major works by, among more than thirty others, Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Handel and Strauss. Each opera has a description of the plot , principal characters and premiere details, along with a recommended recording.

Light relief within each entry is provided under the headings Not Many People Know That (Did you know that Puccini was arrested as a spy by the British authorities in Malta?) and Crush Bar Gambit (The Pearl Fishers as 'an elaborate pathico-troilist fantasy, with an eternal triangle at its centre which is distinctly scalene' anyone?), plus a smattering of topical cartoons.

Packed with essential information, 'The Times Opera Notes' is undoubtedly an entertaining introduction to this most misunderstood of art forms.
ISBN:
9780007254675
Publication Date:
02 / 07 / 2007
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
130 x 197mm

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