Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 July 2009

432 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199548194

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Who Married Figaro?

A Book of Opera Characters

Revised Edition

Joyce Bourne

  • A unique reference guide containing 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 and Dame Janet Baker, on their favorite characters
  • Contributor essays written by opera singers on characters they have played
  • Revised and fully updated edition; now with a list of recommended opera-related web links
  • Appendix of Contemporary Opera offering synopses of modern operas and A to Z entries on the characters in them