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The Opera Lover"s Companion

by Charles Osborne

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24269295M
ISBN 109780300130812
OCLC/WorldCa191953371

The March event attracted a packed ballroom of nearly opera lovers, artistic leaders and area movers and shakers galvanizing support and sentiment for the overall project. “Opera Orlando promised Central Florida a ‘boisterous rebirth’ for opera. With its first full-scale production the company has delivered the goods.”Location: East Church Street Orlando, FL, United States.   The Opera Companion has established itself over the years as a classic reference book for opera lovers, whether devoted or casual. Synopses of 47 of the most frequently performed operas (18 composers) are given with key words to clue the listener in to the action and musical descriptions designed for those who cannot read music.4/5(6).

Written by leading scholars in opera studies today, this Companion offers a wide-ranging guide to a rapidly expanding field of study and new ways of thinking about a rich and intriguing art form, placing opera back at the centre of our understanding of Western culture over the past years. This book gives lovers of opera as well as those. The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies Dimensioner x x 19 mm Vikt g Antal komponenter 1 This book gives lovers of opera as well as those studying the subject a comprehensive approach to the many facets of opera in the past and today. Visa hela texten Passar bra ihop.

Opera is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers, but is distinct from musical theatre. Such a "work" (the literal translation of the Italian word "opera") is typically a collaboration between a composer and a librettist and incorporates a number of the performing arts, such as acting, scenery, costume, and sometimes dance or ballet. The Opera Companion. George Martin The Opera Companion George Martin (Amadeus). The Opera Companion has established itself over the years as a classic reference book for opera lovers, whether devoted or casual. Synopses of 47 of .


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The Opera Lover"s Companion by Charles Osborne Download PDF EPUB FB2

"This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail."―Richard Fawkes, Opera Now/5(30).

out of 5 stars The Opera Lover's Companion. Novem There is a fairly barebones index at the back of the book. Not every opera gets equal treatment. It seems that Osborne is more taken with Italian bel canto opera than other sorts, but The Opera Lovers Companion book may be my mistaken view since I'm least interested in that area of the repertoire /5(11).

"This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail."—Richard Fawkes, Opera.

Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, "The Opera-Lover's Companion" does not The Opera Lovers Companion book out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings.

Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers - Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss - fifty-eight other /5(29). Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover’s Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings.

Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers—Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss—fifty-eight other. Get this from a library.

The opera lover's companion. [Charles Osborne] -- This engaging guide to the most popular operas will enhance the experience of every opera lover. Written by a well-known authority, the book consists of entries that set each opera within the.

"This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail."-Richard Fawkes, Opera Now.

Genre/Form: Stories, plots, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Peltz, Mary Ellis, Opera lover's companion. Chicago, Ziff-Davis Pub. Book Description: This engaging guide to the most popular operas will enhance the experience of every opera lover. Written by a well-known authority, the book consists of entries that set each opera within the context of its composer's career, outline the plot, discuss the music, and give relevant background information on the libretto, the staging, and the most famous.

Covering over singers from the birth of opera to the present day, this marvelous volume will be an essential resource for all serious opera lovers and an indispensable companion to the enormously successful Grove Book of Operas. The most comprehensive guide to opera singers ever produced, this volume offers an alphabetically arranged collection of authoritative Reviews: 2.

Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover's Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings.

Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers—Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss—fifty-eight other. The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.) Edited by Laura Macy Covering over singers from the birth of opera to the present day, this marvellous volume will be an essential resource for all serious opera lovers and an indispensable companion to the enormously successful Grove Book of Operas (also in Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection).

C harles Osborne, who was born in Brisbane in and moved to London inis a prolific writer, broadcaster and opera critic. His latest offering, The Opera Lover’s Companion, sets out to guide its reader through of the world’s most popular e correctly states that ‘the staples of the operatic diet today are the major works of five great composers – Mozart, Verdi.

Back in print in a new edition, The Opera Companion has established itself over the years as a classic reference book for opera lovers, whether devoted or casual. Synopses of 47 of the most frequently performed operas (18 composers) are given with key words to clue the listener in to the action and musical descriptions designed for those who 4/5(6).

Show Summary Details Preview. Covering over singers from the birth of opera to the present day, this marvellous volume will be an essential resource for all serious opera lovers and an indispensable companion to the enormously successful Grove Book of Operas (also in Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection).

The most comprehensive guide to opera singers ever. "'A loving and expert guide to the great operas in the repertoire, written from many years of experience.

A must for all opera lovers young and old. I love it.' Dame Joan Sutherland 'An erudite, instructive and unpretentious guide.' Michael Kennedy, The Sunday Telegraph 'This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion/5(42).

The Opera Lover’s Companion on JSTOR Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists,The Opera-Lover's Companiondoes not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings.

Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers. This engaging guide to the most popular operas will enhance the experience of every opera lover. Written by a well-known authority, the book consists of entries that set each opera within the context of its composer’s career, outline the plot, discuss the music, and give relevant background information on the libretto, the staging, and the most famous and influential interpreters of the.

Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover’s Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings. Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers--Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss--fifty-eight other.

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