American Opera

American Opera

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The first-ever comprehensive historical overview of American opera--an invaluable guide to a neglected art form that will be invaluable for those just beginning their interests, and offering a stunning amount of surprising new information for the dedicateshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 142 x 214 x 28mm | 580.61g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252073029
  • 9780252073021
  • 2,054,984

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"[A] well-documented, enjoyable book...highly recommended." Library Journal "An instant classic and a standard reference work in its field. Kirk is a skilled and thorough researcher with a keen sense of what is most important and interesting in the vast array of information she has explored... Her work sheds new light on modern composers and works that may be familiar to American opera lovers, and she gives a tantalizing account of long-forgotten operatic treasures from our past." Joseph McLellan, music critic emeritus, Washington Postshow more

About Elise K. Kirk

Elise K. Kirk, author of Musical Highlights from the White HouseandMusic at the White House, is the founder and former editor of award-winning The Dallas Opera Magazine and has served on the National Advisory Board of the Kennedy more

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