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Published: 30 November 2006

784 Pages | 30 colour plates. 158 hts/music examples


ISBN: 9780195309072

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The Grove Book of Operas

Second Edition

Edited by the late Stanley Sadie and Laura Macy

  • Insightful synopses of over 250 operas, including plot, cast list, note on the singers in the original production, and information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background
  • Includes recent operas that have received considerable press attention and some controversy
  • Each of the entries is written by a top expert on the opera or composer
  • Gives precisely the information desired by opera lovers on the operas that are performed
  • Clearly and engagingly written, with invaluable tools such as a glossary and several indices (role names; arias and ensembles; and operas by composer)

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