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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...


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...


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...


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,...


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.


Masters of the French Art Song: Translations of the Complete Songs of Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure, and Ravel

by Timothy LeVan

Now in Paper! An invaluable reference text for singers, teachers, and vocal and operatic coaches, this volume contains the complete song texts of the songs for voice and piano by Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure,...


Bringing Soprano Arias to Life

by Boris Goldovsky & Arthur Schoep

New in Paperback! This book supplies a soprano with nearly everything she may need to perform the operatic arias discussed. The 28 arias included are chosen from among those that are more popular and most widely...


Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

by Philip Kitcher

Published in 1913, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Luchino Visconti turned it into a successful...


The Opera Manual

by Nicholas Ivor Martin

The Opera Manual is the only single source for the answers to these and other important questions. It is the ultimate companion for opera lovers, professionals, scholars, and teachers, featuring comprehensive...


Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism

by Robert Paul Kolt

In Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism, Robert Paul Kolt explores the life of the leading American composer Robert Ward through an examination of his most popular and enduring...


Italian Opera Houses and Festivals

by Karyl Charna Lynn & Martin Stiglio

This work recreates the social, political, architectural, and performance histories of each Italian opera house by including eyewitness accounts from Italian newspapers, journals, and books of the time. It covers...


Word-By-Word Translations of Songs and Arias, Part I: German and French

by Berton Coffin, Werner Singer & Pierre Delattre

This classic test first published in 1966 has withstood the test of time as a teaching aid for English-speaking singers, coaches, and accompanists, in order that their art may be more communicative to the public....


Word-by-Word Translations of Songs and Arias, Part II: Italian: A Companion to the Singer's Repertoire

by Daniel Harris & Arthur Schoep

This classic text, first published in 1972, has withstood the test of time as a teaching aid for English-speaking singers, teachers, coaches, and accompanists, in order that their art may be more communicative...


Verdi and Puccini Heroines: Dramatic Characterization in Great Soprano Roles

by Geoffrey Edwards & Ryan Edwards

Artistically limited by the bel canto musical tradition popular at the time, Verdi launched a new style dramma per musica which also demanded a new soprano archetype. This book illustrates the musical evolution...


The Italian Traditions and Puccini: Compositional Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Opera

by Nicholas Baragwanath

In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance...


Leoncavallo: Life and Works

by Konrad Dryden & Placido Domingo

This is the first fully documented biography of the Italian composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919), the beloved and popular composer of the opera Pagliacci.


Historical Dictionary of Opera

by Scott L. Balthazar

The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential...


The Zarzuela Companion

by Christopher Webber & Placido Domingo

The Zarzuela Companion is a comprehensive guide to the zarzuela's most popular and romantic works written after 1850, with chapters devoted to the major Spanish zarzuela composers, writers and singers. Complete...