The Chronicle of Opera

    The Chronicle of Opera

    Michael Raeburn

    Thames and Hudson 2007

    Paperback 260pp Illustrated 278x217mm

    9780500286678   Product Code: 18190

    Derided by Dr Johnson as 'an exotic and irrational entertainment', opera has captivated audiences for four centuries. This handsome volume charts the historical development of the art form, with features on composers from Monteverdi to Britten, key works from The Magic Flute to Wozzeck, and legendary singers such as Maria Callas. The reference section includes a timeline, discography, biographies and a guide to further reading, and over 100 colour illustrations show the magnificence of many operatic productions.

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