First Nights at the Opera

May 28, 2006|
First Nights at the Opera by Thomas Forrest Kelly
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A behind-the-scenes look at the premieres of five extraordinary operas

What was it like at the opening night of Mozart’s Don Giovanni or Wagner’s Das Rheingold? This glittering introduction to the world of opera takes us behind the scenes during premiere performances of five extraordinary operas.

"A rare and wonderful cultural history."—Philip Kennicott, Washington Post

“An absorbing tangle of minutiae about performing circumstances, personalities, conventions, expectations, critical responses, gossip. . . . This book is readable. Addictively.”—Michael White, Opera Now

“This thoroughly enjoyable and informative book will delight all opera lovers; highly recommended.”—Library Journal

Thomas Forrest Kelly is Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University.
Title:First Nights at the Opera
Product dimensions:464 pages, 10 X 7 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 10 X 7 X 0.68 in
Published:May 28, 2006
Publisher:Yale University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300115260

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