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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Girl Who Loved Camellias
Written by Julie Kavanagh
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804171557
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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $17.95

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost overnight she became one of the most admired courtesans of the 1840s—the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas filsThe Lady of... Read more >
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Thirty Years' Musical Recollections
Thirty Years' Musical Recollections
Written by E Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830791
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Thirty Years' Musical Recollections

Written by E Newman


Format: eBook, 366 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2014
Price: $19.99

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Opera As Drama
Opera As Drama
Written by Joseph Kerman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307834003
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Opera As Drama

Written by Joseph Kerman


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $16.99

Passionate, witty, and brilliant, Opera as Drama has been lauded as one of the most controversial, thought-provoking, and entertaining works of operatic criticism ever written. First published in 1956 and revised in 1988, Opera as Drama continues to be indispensable reading for all students and lovers of opera. Read more >
Wagner Operas
Wagner Operas
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830845
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Wagner Operas

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2013
Price: $20.99

The foremost authority on Wagner presents in this comprehensive volume all that the opera-goer, radio listener, music-love, and confirmed Wagnerite will wish to know about:
   
   The Flying Dutchman

   Tannhäuser
   Lohengrin
   Tristan and Isolde
   The Mastersingers of Nuremberg 
   The Nibelung’s Ring
   The Rhinegold
   The Valkyrie
   Siegfried
   The Twilight of the Gods
   Parsifal

Newman’s complete grasp of his is clear at every turn, as are... Read more >
More Stories of Famous Operas
More Stories of Famous Operas
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830821
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More Stories of Famous Operas

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $15.99

This book contains the definitive treatment of the stories, texts, and music of Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, The Barber of Bagdad, Thaïs, Eugen Onegin, Prince Igor, The Golden Cockerel, Elektra, Orfeo ed Euridice, Lakmé, Les Huguenots, Così fan tutte, The Seraglio, Les Troyens, Don Pasquale, La Juive, Manon, Falstaff, Louise, Pelléas and... Read more >
Seventeen Famous Operas
Seventeen Famous Operas
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830838
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Seventeen Famous Operas

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $18.99

“The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.” –Ernest Newman
 
In Seventeen Famous Operas, renowned musicologist and music critic Ernest Newman goes beyond simply retelling the plots of the operas he has chosen to feature in this volume. Because for Newman... Read more >
Mawrdew Czgowchwz

Written by James McCourt
Introduction by Wayne Koestenbaum


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $15.95

Diva Mawrdew Czgowchwz (pronounced “Mardu Gorgeous”) bursts like the most brilliant of comets onto the international opera scene, only to confront the deadly malice and black magic of her rivals. Outrageous and uproarious, flamboyant and serious as only the most perfect frivolity can be, James McCourt’s entrancing send-up of the world... Read more >
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A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera
Written by Sir Denis Forman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307807823
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A Night at the Opera
An Irreverent Guide to The Plots, The Singers, The Composers, The Recordings
Written by Sir Denis Forman


Format: eBook, 976 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $12.99

This slightly irreverent guide to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's great operas, including Aida, La Boheme, and Carmen, and describes their characters, artists, and composers.


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Ticket to the Opera
Ticket to the Opera
Written by Phil G. Goulding
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307761842
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Ticket to the Opera
Discovering and Exploring 100 Famous Works, History, Lore, and Singers, with Rec
Written by Phil G. Goulding


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $15.99

In Ticket to the Opera, Phil G. Goulding finally makes the magic and mystique of opera accessible to all. Here he offers a complete operatic education, including history, definitions of key musical terms, opera lore and gossip, portraits of famous singers and the roles they immortalized, as well as pithy introductions... Read more >
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Cinderella and Company
Cinderella and Company
Written by Manuela Hoelterhoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773241
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Cinderella and Company
Backstage at the Opera with Cecilia Bartoli
Written by Manuela Hoelterhoff


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $13.99

A wickedly funny look at opera today--the feuds and deals, maestros and managers, divine voices and outsized egos--and a portrait of the opera world's newest superstar at a formative point in her life and career.
        In Cinderella & Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Manuela Hoelterhoff takes us on a two-year trip on the... Read more >
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100 Great Operas And Their Stories
100 Great Operas And Their Stories
Written by Henry W. Simon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773708
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100 Great Operas And Their Stories
Act-By-Act Synopses
Written by Henry W. Simon


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $14.99

An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much... Read more >
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Verdi With a Vengeance
Verdi With a Vengeance
Written by William Berger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307756336
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Verdi With a Vengeance
An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera
Written by William Berger


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $15.99

Everything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear.

If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it's in here.  If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling's Chicago performance... Read more >
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Wagner Without Fear
Wagner Without Fear
Written by William Berger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307756343
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Wagner Without Fear
Learning to Love--and Even Enjoy--Opera's Most Demanding Genius
Written by William Berger


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2010
Price: $14.99

Do you cringe when your opera-loving friends start raving about the latest production of Tristan? Do you feel faint just thinking about the six-hour performance of Parsifal you were given tickets to? Does your mate accuse you of having a Tannhäuser complex? If you're baffled by the behavior of Wagner worshipers... Read more >
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Puccini Without Excuses
Puccini Without Excuses
Written by William Berger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307542908
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Puccini Without Excuses
A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer
Written by William Berger


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $15.99

Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But, although Puccini’s art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as... Read more >
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The Toughest Show on Earth
The Toughest Show on Earth
Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307498373
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The Toughest Show on Earth

Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $12.99

The Toughest Show on Earth is the ultimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the divas and the dramas of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, by the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager.

Joseph Volpe gives us an anecdote-filled tour of more than four decades at the Met, an institution full... Read more >
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Opera and the Morbidity of Music
Opera and the Morbidity of Music
Written by Joseph Kerman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590172650
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Opera and the Morbidity of Music

Written by Joseph Kerman


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $27.95

The death of classical music, the distinguished critic and musicologist Joseph Kerman declares, is “a tired, vacuous concept that will not die.” In this wide-ranging collection of essays and reviews, Kerman examines the ongoing vitality of the classical music tradition, from the days of Guillaume Dufay, John Taverner, and William Byrd... Read more >
The Toughest Show on Earth
The Toughest Show on Earth
Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener
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ISBN: 9781400096756
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The Toughest Show on Earth

Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $17.00

The Toughest Show on Earth is the ultimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the divas and the dramas of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, by the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager.

Joseph Volpe gives us an anecdote-filled tour of more than four decades at the Met, an institution full... Read more >
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Puccini Without Excuses
Puccini Without Excuses
Written by William Berger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400077786
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Puccini Without Excuses
A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer
Written by William Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $18.00

Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But, although Puccini’s art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as... Read more >
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The King and I
The King and I
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette
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ISBN: 9780767915083
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The King and I
The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary
Written by Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette


Format: Trade Paperback, 334 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $19.00

Now in paperback, the scandalous international sensation: brash, candid, and utterly hilarious, Luciano Pavarotti’s longtime manager tells all.

The name “Luciano Pavarotti” is as central to the world of opera as high C’s and dueling sopranos. Pavarotti has had, quite inarguably, the most successful career in the history of the operatic profession... Read more >
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