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Verdi With a Vengeance

Verdi With a Vengeance

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Written by William BergerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by William Berger

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: September 12, 2000
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-70518-2 (0-375-70518-X)
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Discover the world of the most popular opera composer of all time: entombed lovers (Aida), tragic courtesans (La Traviata), Shakespearean heroes (Otello and Macbeth), and even Attila the Hun (Attila) populate Verdi's operas, and this introductory guide shows us why Verdi's music is coming back--"with a vengeance."

From the composer's intense hatred of priests to synopses of the operas and a detailed discography of the best recordings to buy, it can all be found in Verdi with a Vengeance. William Berger has given another improbable performance, serving up a book as thorough as it is funny and as original as it is astute, an utterly indispensable guide for novice and expert alike.

Includes:

An introduction to the art of Italian opera
A brief bio of the enigmatic genius
Synopses of all of Verdi's operas (including the legendary works La Traviata, Aida, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, La Forza del Destino, and Otello)
Recommended recordings and descriptions of the great Verdi Singers (Maria Callas, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Rosa Ponselle, Leontyne Price, etc.)
Films and soundtracks featuring Verdi (Pretty Woman, Babe: Pig in the City, and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, just to name a few)