Opera

Author: Joyce Bourne
Homepage_9781845332754

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $15.00(AUD)
  • : 9781845332754
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Mitchell Beazley
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  • : July 2008
  • : 77.0
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joyce Bourne
  • : Hardback
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  • : 224
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Barcode 9781845332754
9781845332754

Description

This invaluable reference book explores the background to 400 years of opera the composers, the singers, plus the buildings and festivals that have developed to showcase them. The development of opera is explored and set in its political and social context. At the heart of this book are concise biographies of major composers, accompanied by portraits and illustrations relating to their works, together with recommended recordings (both historical and contemporary).