A History of Opera

A History of Opera

Book - 2012
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Looks at the long history and evolution of opera, discussing the social, political, literary, and economic circumstances relevant to it, as well as the polemics that have accompanied it and the problems that it has faced in the last half century.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xix, 603 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780393057218
0393057216
Branch Call Number: 782.109 Abb
Additional Contributors: Parker, Roger 1951-

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Drayjayeff
Oct 03, 2013

Abbate and Parker's history contains lots of interesting information. The problem, for me, was, although I'm an opera fan, I don't read music. Given the amount of technical discussion in the book, they appear to assume that their readers do. Luckily, my partner was a professional singer for over thirty years, and he's now a professor of voice. So when he was sitting beside me on the couch, I had a resource to explain both the concepts and the jargon. When I was on my own, it was more difficult. Glad I persevered, however. One refreshing thing is that the authors aren't afraid to take a position (unusual in this kind of writing). While I'm not sure I agree with their conclusions, I applaud their boldness.

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