It's Not Over: Mornings at the Met - Fantastical Opera Reviews

August 25, 2014|
It's Not Over: Mornings at the Met - Fantastical Opera Reviews by Burney Garelick
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If you are reluctant to attend the opera, this book, blithely illustrated with line drawings by the author, will change your mind. Opera is not intimidating; it is compelling theater and is often very funny, especially when seen on a big screen at exactly the same moment it is being performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. That is how the author overcame her reluctance to attend the opera. In bright, breezy, approachable prose, she has reviewed seven operas from one season at the Met. You will be dazzled by the scheming hilarity of Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor, the epic tragedy of Prince Igor, the sorrows of Werther, the tempestuous bohemian artists in Paris, the comic patter of battling sexes, and the exuberant interpretations of The Little Mermaid and Cinderella. When this book concludes, you will realize it's still not over. Another season is on the horizon, and you can see for yourself the joy of opera. If you are already an experienced opera-goer, this book will make you smile with recognition and appreciation; you already know it's not over. About the author: When Burney Garelick turned 70, she realized it wasn't over. There was more to explore. A lifelong arts aficionado, she decided it was time to rethink her aversion to the art of opera. Seeing opera on a big screen at the same time it was performed on stage at the Met in the Big Apple did the trick, resulting in IT'S NOT OVER, seven opera reviews. A longtime writer and editor, Burney created several music publications in California and wrote reviews of countless concerts and theater productions in Florence, Oregon, published in its local newspaper where she was employed. She has edited a number of books for Port Hole Publications. Burney has a couple of degrees from the University of Michigan and continues to enjoy the performing and visual arts. She lives in Florence with her cat who rules.
Title:It's Not Over: Mornings at the Met - Fantastical Opera ReviewsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:62 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.15 inShipping dimensions:62 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.15 inPublished:August 25, 2014Publisher:Port Hole PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0989260887

ISBN - 13:9780989260886

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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