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The King and I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend and Sometime Adversary

by Herbert Breslin & Anne Midgette

Luciano Pavarotti’s longtime manager and friend tells all. All.

The King and I is the story of the thirty-six-year-old business relationship between Luciano Pavarotti and his manager, Herbert Breslin, during...


Ticket to the Opera: Discovering and Exploring 100 Famous Works, History, Lore, and Singers, with Rec

by Phil G. Goulding

In Ticket to the Opera, Phil G. Goulding finally makes the magic and mystique of opera accessible to all. Here he offers a complete operatic education, including history, definitions of key musical terms, opera...


The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Georges Bizet's Carmen: Libretto, Background, and Photos

by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy & Georges Bizet

(Amadeus). A riveting story of fatal attraction between a beguiling, strong-willed gypsy and a naive but passionate soldier who falls under her spell, Georges Bizet's Carmen pulses with seduction, obsession,...


Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality

by Pamela Karantonis, Francesca Placanica & Anne Sivuoja-Kauppala

Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse...


Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic

by Joseph E. Morgan

In Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and the Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic, Joseph E. Morgan tracks the development of Weber’s musical style across his career, within the cultural context of Germany’s...


Opera and Vivaldi

by Michael Collins & Elise K. Kirk

From the New York Times review of the Dallas Opera's performance of Orlando furioso and the international symposium on Baroque opera: ". . . it was a serious, thoughtful, consistent and imaginative realization...


The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro: Libretto, Background, and Photos

by Lorenzo Da Ponte & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(Amadeus). Today Mozart's exquisite Le Nozze di Figaro delights and moves audiences everywhere, long after its 1786 birth into tumultuous times. The original Beaumarchais play raised a firestorm in France, then...


Post-War French Popular Music: Cultural Identity and the Brel-Brassens-Ferré Myth

by Adeline Cordier

Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described...


Musicality in Theatre: Music as Model, Method and Metaphor in Theatre-Making

by Prof Dr David Roesner & Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

As the complicated relationship between music and theatre has evolved and changed in the modern and postmodern periods, music has continued to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices....


Operas in English: A Dictionary

by Margaret Ross Griffel

In this revised and expanded edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary, Margaret Ross Griffel brings up to date her original work on operas written specifically to an English text (including works both originally...


The Wagner Clan: The Saga of Germany's Most Illustrious and Infamous Family

by Jonathan Carr

An Economist Best Book of 2007, Jonathan Carr’s The Wagner Clan proves, with the sweeping scope of a Wagnerian opera, that the history of Europe and that of the infamous composer’s family are inextricably...


Lifting My Voice: A Memoir

by Barbara Hendricks & Kofi A. Annan

Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately...


Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers

by William Ferrara & Martha Ferrara

In Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers, opera director William Ferrara offers the perfect resource for the dramatic preparation of opera scenes for directors and student...


Stand Up Straight and Sing!

by Jessye Norman

One of America's most admired and decorated singers tells her inspiring life story, from the segregated south to the world's greatest stages.


Rackham's Color Illustrations for Wagner's "Ring"

by Arthur Rackham & James Spero

This edition of Rackham's images, widely regarded as the greatest representations of Wagner's drama, comprises 64 full-page color illustrations and 9 vignettes from Siegfried, The Twilight of the Gods, The Rhinegold,...


Twenty-Three Opera Arias for Sopranos

by Henry Krehbiel & Roelof Oostwoud

Rich selection spans the dawn of Italian opera through the late 19th century. Featured composers include Caccini, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, and many others. Original lyrics with separate...


George Frideric Handel

by Paul Henry Lang

Exceptionally full, detailed study of the man, his music and times. Childhood, music training, years in London; analysis of Messiah and other works; much more. Introduction. Includes 35 illustrations.


The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc: A Study Guide

by Alissa Deeter & Robert Peavler

The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc is the first work to contain the complete collection of Poulenc mélodies, providing IPA transcriptions and word-for-word translations in an easy reference format. Also included...


Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now

by George W. Martin

In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now, George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in...


Pr'hody lisky Bystrousky, The Cunning Little Vixen: Translations and Pronunciation

by Timothy Cheek

This entire volume is organized in a clear, readable format, resulting in a book that will help to make productions of The Cunning Little Vixen in the original Czech much easier a task than ever before.