Definitive Opera Encyclopedia: New & Expanded Edition by Stanley SadieDefinitive Opera Encyclopedia: New & Expanded Edition by Stanley Sadie

Definitive Opera Encyclopedia: New & Expanded Edition

EditorStanley SadieForeword byPhilip Langridge

Hardcover | September 27, 2017

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Updated and expanded version of the classic reference work, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera, this new text edition examines the history and development of opera, from its roots in the theatrical choral dances of Ancient Greece, through the sublime compositions of Handel and Mozart and on to the groundbreaking works of Verdi, Wagner and beyond. Organised by era, the composers and their works, along with the key librettists and singers of the period, are placed in their historical, social and cultural context through extensive introductory sections. Cross-references and theme boxes allow the reader to follow a particular area of interest throughout the book, or to explore related information. The comprehensive text brings to life the splendour and emotional energy of the best operas, performers and companies.
Stanley Sadie was music critic for The Times, editor of The Musical Times and music consultant to the TV series Man and Music. He edited The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, as well as its many associated dictionaries. He wrote extensively on Mozart and Handel and was president of the royal Musical Association (1989-2013) a...

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Title:Definitive Opera Encyclopedia: New & Expanded EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:September 27, 2017Publisher:Flame Tree PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783619902

ISBN - 13:9781783619900

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