Opera is one of the most fascinating and lively art forms of our time. It appeals to all the senses and transcends barriers of language and culture. In doing so, it is neither antiquated nor elitist: continual changes in both repertoire and the production of established operas are reflections of developments in present-day society. This magnificent, richly illustrated book contains most of what is covered by contemporary repertoires and allows one to experience at first hand all the vitality of the world of opera. Here all important details, from characters, scene sequences and premieres to examples of the musical scores of central scenes and popular melodies, can be found with ease. Alphabetically sorted according to composer, this work is a well-arranged lexicon for all fans of both classical as well as modern operafrom Handel to Monteverdi, from Britten to Mozart and Stockhausen.
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