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100 Great Operas And Their Stories: Act-By-Act Synopses

 
 
 
 
100 Great Operas And Their Stories: Act-By-Act Synopses
Author: Henry W. Simon
ISBN 13: 9780385054485
ISBN 10: 385054483
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 1989-05-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 554
List Price: $18.95
 
 

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.