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A few caveats depending on your tas Just grand. Opera Opera Reference Works. The illustrations were completely replaced with forty new photographs of post-War operatic productions and singers. The new pocket edition, at a price accessable to the huge new audience for opera, has been redesigned and extended, existing entries have been rewritten, and new operas included. The pre—World War II editions were enriched by a superb series of sixty-four photographs of singers in operatic roles.

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Further reprints with revisions appeared in and The last opera of the main text is the Goyescas of Enrique Granadosand the Supplement is still in the English edition, p. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Lists with This Book. Just check which edition you’re getting, so you’re aware how up-to-date it will be! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jenny rated it really liked it Nov 12, It’s my nostalgia machine for my lifelong operalove.


Want to Read saving…. Various additions were made to it before publication, and also in subsequent editions or reprints, as the subject demands constant revision and renewal, both through new works and through the discovery or revival of lesser known existing ones.

This is, from what I’ve read, the definitive book on opera. Composers and synopses were similarly grouped by nationality in Part 3, “The Twentieth Century”, treating the period as a separate coherent whole, including an American section for Thomson, George Gershwin and Gian-Carlo Menottiand a substantial English section culminating in Benjamin Britten. There are no discussion topics on this oobbe yet.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Oprra Gale rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Much of the additional material first appeared in a supplement or appendix to the main work.

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A few caveats depending on your taste: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Detailed synopses of hundreds of opera plots, with comments on the music, reception contemporary and modern-dayauthor’s reputation and relationship to musical development, and others. Lauren Hines rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Its full title was The Complete Opera Book: Published September 2nd by Putnam Adult first published November 27th Jan 21, Bill Daniels rated it it was amazing.


Description The New Pocket Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book is the world’s leading reference work on opera, and in the words of Bernard Levin ‘no single-volume operatic guide can possibly compare with it’.

This is endlessly confusing although to be expected of a reputable reference text. Veda rated it really liked it Jan 27, The early American editions were copyrighted in firstand then in andby C.

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I know we live in an era of Wikipedia, but one of the delights of a book like this is its source as an all-out reference guide. This is a wonderful, reputable guide to the world of opera. The Best Books of Olga Zhilitskaya rated it it was amazing Sep 06, In general these did not change, though the frontispiece of Nellie Melba as Juliet was substituted by an kpera bust of Jenny Lind in other editions. Laurel rated it it was amazing Jan 04, ooera Books about opera books.

But it is a large and relatively expensive book.