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D'Oyly Carte Centenary 1875-1975
1 D'Oyly Carte Centenary 1875-1975
D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust Trustees Paperback Very Good 
many illustrations, some in colour. Previous owners initials on title page. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Michael Tippett's Operas
2 Michael Tippett's Operas
Schott & Co Paperback Very Good 
35pp, 4 plates. Contains:- Illusion and Actuality - The Operas of Michael Tippett by Meirion Bowen; (in English & German) 
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
Phaidon Book of the Opera
3 Phaidon Book of the Opera
Phaidon, 1979 2nd impression Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
512pp, many illustrations, some in colour. A Survey of 780 operas from 1597. A very heavy book, 2kg+, extra postage will be requested. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association: Volume 92, 1965/66
4 Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association: Volume 92, 1965/66
Paperback Very Good- 
147pp, plate, music examples. Corner of cover clipped, no loss of text. Contents includes: Satie's Rose Croix Music; Berlioz's Self-borrowings; 'Die Zauberflote' some textual and interpretive problems; The Eighteenth-century Organ: a parting of the ways; Busoni: visionary or pasticheur? ; J. C. Bach's Operas; The keyboard Music of Giles Farnaby; The Performance of Plainsong in the Later Middle Ages and the Sixteenth Century. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Dictionary of Opera and Operetta, Anderson, James
5 Anderson, James Dictionary of Opera and Operetta
Columbia Marketing, 1994 1859800041 / 9781859800041 Paperback Near Fine 
693pp. Plots and historical details of 900+ operas; biographies of 800+ composers; 200 opera houses & companies worldwide; biographies of 600+ singers; operatic characters & arias. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
Who Married Figaro? A Book of Opera Figures., Bourne, Joyce
6 Bourne, Joyce Who Married Figaro? A Book of Opera Figures.
Oxford University Press 2008 0199548196 / 9780199548194 Hardcover New in Fine dust jacket 
354pp. Alphabetical entries profile more than 2,500 characters, alongside synopses of more than 200 operas, with many entries written by such celebrated figures from the world of opera as Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Robert Tear and Dame Janet Baker. Thoroughly updated, the book includes an appendix of operas premiered since the first edition appeared in 1998. 
Price: 13.00 GBP
 
 
Opera Offstage: Passion and Politics Behind the Great Operas, Brener, Milton
7 Brener, Milton Opera Offstage: Passion and Politics Behind the Great Operas
Robson Books 1996 1861050259 / 9781861050250 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
240pp, illustrations. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
8 Bridge, Sir Frederick Shakespearean Music in the Plays and Early Operas
J. M. Dent 1923 Hardcover; Blue Cloth 
xiii, 93pp, frontis, 16 illustrations, musical appendix. ex library rebound front endpaper removed; some slight wear to boards. good clean copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Mozart and His Operas, Cairns, David
9 Cairns, David Mozart and His Operas
Penguin Books 2007 0140296743 / 9780140296747 Paperback Very Good 
290pp, 16 plates, map. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
Gretry & the Growth of Opera-Comique, Charlton, David
10 Charlton, David Gretry & the Growth of Opera-Comique
Cambridge University Press 1986 052125129X / 9780521251297 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
383pp, frontis, 9 plates, music examples. This is the first book in English on Grétry who composed some thirty-four opéras-comiques, twenty-four of these are given a chapter each, with plot summary, critical discussion, summary of different versions and history of performance in Paris. The biographical chapters incorporate original material from his Memoires, not previously translated. A comprehensive survey of opéra-comique between 1768 and 1791. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
11 Culshaw, John Wagner. the Man and His Music
Hutchinson 1979 0091362105 / 9780091362102 Hardcover Very Good 
181pp, many illustrations, colour and b/w, synopses of all the operas and a list of premiere performances. No dust jacket. ; Metropolitan Opera Guild Composer Series 
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
Tito Gobbi on His World of Italian Opera, Gobbi, Tito
12 Gobbi, Tito Tito Gobbi on His World of Italian Opera
Hamish Hamilton 1984 0241112575 / 9780241112571 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
265pp, 24 plates. Analysis of 16 operas by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini. Dust jacket price clipped. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
Wagner on Music and Drama. a Selection from Richard Wagner's Prose Works, Goldman, Albert & Sprinchorn, Evert
13 Goldman, Albert & Sprinchorn, Evert Wagner on Music and Drama. a Selection from Richard Wagner's Prose Works
Victor Gollancz Ltd 1970 575004436 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
447pp. Wagner's writings on his own operas and on the music of his contemporaries rank with the most important of the 19th century. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association: Volume 107, 1980/81, Greer, David
14 Greer, David Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association: Volume 107, 1980/81
Paperback Very Good 
156pp, music examples, tables, text illustrations. Contents includes: - The Norman Chant Tradition - Normandy, Britain, Sicily; Songs, Carols and Contrafacta in the Early History of the Tudor Anthem; The Festive Madrigals of Alessandro Striggio; The Tradition of Don Juan Plays and Comic Operas; Broadsides on the Trial of Queen Caroline: a Glimpse at Popular Song in 1820; The Influence of Balakirev on Tchaikovsky; Mahler and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; Countess Geschwitz's Series: a Controversy Resolved?; Computers and Music Composition; Rhythm and Time-Measurement in South Asian Art-Music: Some Observations on tala. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
The Operas of Gian Carlo Menotti, 1937-1972: a Selective Bibliography, Grieb, Lyndal
15 Grieb, Lyndal The Operas of Gian Carlo Menotti, 1937-1972: a Selective Bibliography
Scarecrow Press 0810807432 / 9780810807433 Hardcover; Green Cloth/Silver Titles 
193pp. Ex library, withdrawn stamp, front endpaper & title page removed else very good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
The Operas of Wagner. Their Plots, Music and History, Hadden, J. Cuthbert
16 Hadden, J. Cuthbert The Operas of Wagner. Their Plots, Music and History
Thomas Nelson & Sons 1908 Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
vii, 246pp. Music examples. Unobtrusive remains of book plate on front paste-down. Aimed to give the opera lover an understanding of the works in the Wagnerian repertoire, facts about history and the original sources of their texts. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Who's Who in Wagner's Life & Work, Hodson, Phillip
17 Hodson, Phillip Who's Who in Wagner's Life & Work
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1984 0297781103 / 9780297781103 Hardcover; Blue Cloth, Gilt Titles 
xviii, 182pp. Ex library front free endpaper removed else very good in near fine dust jacket. Wagner dictionary with the emphasis on interpretation of his work as well as information. All his operas are listed, characters, the main symbolic themes and ideas, together with a full biographical survey of the people important in Wagner's life. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Famous Puccini Operas: an Analytical Guide for the Opera-Goer and Armchair Listener, Hughes, Spike
18 Hughes, Spike Famous Puccini Operas: an Analytical Guide for the Opera-Goer and Armchair Listener
Robert Hale 1959 Hardcover 
272pp, 245 musical illustrations. Ex library, front endpaper removed, good reading copy in good dust jacket 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
Glyndebourne. a History of the Festival Opera Founded in 1934 by Audrey and John Christie., Hughes, Spike
19 Hughes, Spike Glyndebourne. a History of the Festival Opera Founded in 1934 by Audrey and John Christie.
Methuen 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
307pp, illustrations, colour & b/w, operas & casts 1934-64. Previous owners inscription. Dust jacket slightly chipped and price clipped. Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
Mozart's Operas. A Companion, Hunter, Mary
20 Hunter, Mary Mozart's Operas. A Companion
Yale University Press 2008 0300118333 / 9780300118339 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
viii, 268pp, plates. This guide to Mozart’s operas encompasses the full range of his most popular works as well as lesser known works like Mitridate and Il re Pastore. The Companion includes a synopsis and commentary on each work, as well as background information on the three main genres in which Mozart wrote: opera seria, opera buffa, and Singspiel. The book also places modern productions of the operas in historical context and explores how modern directors, producers, and conductors present Mozart’s works today. 
Price: 13.00 GBP
 
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