Who's Who in Opera

Who's Who in Opera : A Guide to Opera Characters

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Containing over 2500 operatic characters from Arabella to Wozzeck, this guide to opera provides both a source of reference and an absorbing read. A special feature is the articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, including Janet Baker, Placido Domingo, and Jonathan Miller, about their favourite operatic characters. There are synopses for over 270 operas and operettas, information on each operatic role, including its creator and notable performances. Important arias and ensembles are mentioned, with English translations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 475 pages
  • 131.3 x 198.6 x 26.2mm | 331.13g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 27 b&w halftones
  • 019280054X
  • 9780192800541

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"The entries are informative, accurate, very well written, and fun to read. Absolutely essential for anyone interested in opera, this is recommended for both academic and public libraries."--Library Journal (starred review)show more

About Joyce Bourne

Joyce Bourne is the Associate Editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music.show more

Table of contents

Who's who in opera; list of composers and operas.show more

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