Bravo Brava a Night at the Opera: behind the Scenes
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Bravo Brava a Night at the Opera: behind the Scenes

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A delightful introduction to opera, Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera teaches elementary school children what opera is by showing how it is made. "Who writes the words?," "Who makes an opera happen? "Who is backstage?"--these questions and more are answered with easy-to-understand explanations and are illustrated with whimsical watercolors by the author. From composer, choreographer, and costume designers to the conductor, lighting and special effects crew, and, of course, the singers, the excitement builds as Anne Siberell explains each person's role in producing an opera. Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera reveals details of the most famous operas' plots and characters along the way and includes synopses of 27 popular operas, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an index.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 205.74 x 256.54 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0195139666
  • 9780195139662
  • 917,252

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"I think this is a marvelous introduction to opera. I heartily recommend it!"--Marilyn Horne"An accessible introduction to an often-intimidating art form: opera. Visually inviting....Added features include a double-page spread that offers an excellent visual explanation of vocal ranges."--Booklist"Filled with detailed explanations and entertaining trivia, this clearly written, lively book introduces readers to the world of opera from curtain opening to curtain call....An excellent resource for reports, this unusual book has an exceptional range of topics for younger students and is an essential purchase for upper elementary and middle school music programs."--School Library Journal [starred review]"Will show you that far from being inaccessible, opera is easy to enjoy and is full of life and color....Very interesting, and the information is well selected....A great introduction to opera. For those who want a refresher, this book is also perfect."--New York Home Educators Newsletter"An engaging introduction to opera for young people....[Siberell's] writing is lively and quick and conveys much of the excitement of opera in ways young people can understand."--Kirkus Reviews"Delightful....A literate, upbeat introduction." -- The Opera Journal "I think this is a marvelous introduction to opera. I heartily recommend it!"--Marilyn Horne "An accessible introduction to an often-intimidating art form: opera. Visually inviting....Added features include a double-page spread that offers an excellent visual explanation of vocal ranges."--Booklist "Filled with detailed explanations and entertaining trivia, this clearly written, lively book introduces readers to the world of opera from curtain opening to curtain call....An excellent resource for reports, this unusual book has an exceptional range of topics for younger students and is an essential purchase for upper elementary and middle school music programs."--School Library Journal [starred review] "Will show you that far from being inaccessible, opera is easy to enjoy and is full of life and color....Very interesting, and the information is well selected....A great introduction to opera. For those who want a refresher, this book is also perfect."--New York Home Educators Newsletter "An engaging introduction to opera for young people....[Siberell's] writing is lively and quick and conveys much of the excitement of opera in ways young people can understand."--Kirkus Reviews "Delightful....A literate, upbeat introduction." -- The Opera Journal "I think this is a marvelous introduction to opera. I heartily recommend it!"--Marilyn Horne "An accessible introduction to an often-intimidating art form: opera. Visually inviting....Added features include a double-page spread that offers an excellent visual explanation of vocal ranges."--Booklist "Filled with detailed explanations and entertaining trivia, this clearly written, lively book introduces readers to the world of opera from curtain opening to curtain call....An excellent resource for reports, this unusual book has an exceptional range of topics for younger students and is an essential purchase for upper elementary and middle school music programs."--School Library Journal [starred review] "Will show you that far from being inaccessible, opera is easy to enjoy and is full of life and color....Very interesting, and the information is well selected....A great introduction to opera. For those who want a refresher, this book is also perfect."--New York Home Educators Newsletter "An engaging introduction to opera for young people....[Siberell's] writing is lively and quick and conveys much of the excitement of opera in ways young people can understand."--Kirkus Reviews "Delightful....A literate, upbeat introduction." -- The Opera Journal "I think this is a marvelous introduction to opera. I heartily recommend it!"--Marilyn Horne"An accessible introduction to an often-intimidating art form: opera. Visually inviting....Added features include a double-page spread that offers an excellent visual explanation of vocal ranges."--Booklist"Filled with detailed explanations and entertaining trivia, this clearly written, lively book introduces readers to the world of opera from curtain opening to curtain call....An excellent resource for reports, this unusual book has an exceptional range of topics for younger students and is anessential purchase for upper elementary and middle school music programs."--School Library Journal [starred review]"Will show you that far from being inaccessible, opera is easy to enjoy and is full of life and color....Very interesting, and the information is well selected....A great introduction to opera. For those who want a refresher, this book is also perfect."--New York Home Educators Newsletter"An engaging introduction to opera for young people....[Siberell's] writing is lively and quick and conveys much of the excitement of opera in ways young people can understand."--Kirkus Reviews"Delightful....A literate, upbeat introduction." -- The Opera Journalshow more

About Anne Siberell

Anne Siberell is the author/illustrator of several children's books, including Lamb, Said the Lion, I Am Here, which won the Rounce and Coffin Club Award for Book Design and Illustration.show more

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