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A Dictionary of Opera Characters

Revised Edition

Joyce Bourne

Oxford Paperback Reference

  • A unique reference guide containing A-Z entries on more than 2,500 operatic characters, with information on the creator of the role and notable performances
  • Synopses of over 200 operas and operettas
  • Feature articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, such as Placido Domingo, Dame Janet Baker, and Joyce DiDonato
  • List of useful and up-to-date opera-related web links
  • Appendix of contemporary opera of the last ten years with detailed synopses followed by world premiere cast lists
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