Opera Anecdotes

Opera Anecdotes

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Would you take Verdi's advice on how to write an opera? What happened to Caruso in the San Francisco earthquake? There are tales both funny and informative in this delightful collection - a 'must' for all opera fans.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 26mm | 480.81g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195056612
  • 9780195056617
  • 1,024,164

About Ethan Mordden

Ethan Mordden has taught at Yale University and is the author of numerous books, including The American Theatre, A Guide to Orchestral Music, Broadway Babies, Opera in the Twentieth Century, and A Guide to Opera Recordings.show more

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`This is a delightful book for dipping into...an excellent book for post-prandial good humour.' Opera Now `This book is an absolute enjoyment for music lovers and a charming romp into operatic fact and fiction.' Basil Leverton, Cape Argus `Here are the best anecdotes, told with wit, charm and occasionally pathos, which will entertain many readers other than opera lovers.' Day by Day `there are some gems...The perfect thing if you are convalescing from an overdose of bel canto - or can belto.' Brian Fallon, Irish Times `admirably informative book' Music Journal `a highly recommended purchase' Music Journal `Students of historical perspective in vocal and instrumental stylistics will find much to enrich their musical awareness.' Music Journalshow more

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