Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera: Behind the Scenes with Composers, Cast, and Crew

Hardcover | October 15, 2001

byAnne SiberellIntroduction byFrederica von Stade

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A delightful introduction to opera, Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera teaches elementary school children what opera is by showing how it is made. "Who writes the words?", "Who makes an opera happen? "Who is backstage?"--these questions and more are answered with easy-to-understandexplanations and are illustrated with whimsical watercolors by the author. From composer, choreographer, and costume designers to the conductor, lighting and special effects crew, and, of course, the singers, the excitement builds as Anne Siberell explains each person's role in producing an opera.Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera reveals details of the most famous operas' plots and characters along the way and includes synopses of 27 popular operas, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an index.

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A delightful introduction to opera, Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera teaches elementary school children what opera is by showing how it is made. "Who writes the words?", "Who makes an opera happen? "Who is backstage?"--these questions and more are answered with easy-to-understandexplanations and are illustrated with whimsical waterco...

Anne Siberell is the author/illustrator of several children's books, including Lamb, Said the Lion, I Am Here, which won the Rounce and Coffin Club Award for Book Design and Illustration.
Format:HardcoverPublished:October 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195139666

ISBN - 13:9780195139662

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 10

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"The storybook format lays out each element of an opera production with excellent graphics and engaging text."--Wilmington News Journal