100 Great Operas And Their Stories

100 Great Operas And Their Stories

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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 Briffen. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much more.
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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 133 x 200 x 31mm | 412g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Revised
  • 0385054483
  • 9780385054485
  • 167,933

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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 more.
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About Henry W. Simon

Henry W. Simon (1901-70) was an author, editor, educator, and music critic and served as chairman of the Music Critics Circle of New York. His other books include the Pocket Treasury of Great Operas and The Victor Book of the Opera(revised edition).
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