Journals Higher Education



06 November 2006

784 Pages | 30 color illus., 158 halftones & music examples

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195309072

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The Grove Book of Operas

Second Edition

Edited by the late Stanley Sadie and Laura Macy

  • Contains synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas.
  • Each entry is written by a leading authority on the opera.
  • Iincludes a full synopsis of the plot, a cast list, a note on the singers in the original production, and information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background.

New to this Edition:

  • Brings the book up to date with several recently composed operas.
  • An introductory essay by David Levin on opera performance in the 21st century.