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Memoirs of Lorenzo Da Ponte: Mozart's Librettist

By: Da Ponte, Lorenzo - Translated, with an Introduction & Notes, By L.A.Sheppard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons: 1929

Seller ID: 12042

Condition: Good+


388pp, frontis, 7 plates. Edges dust stained, corners bumped, no dust jacket. View more info

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Pelleas Et Melisande - Drame Lyrique En Cinq Actes

By: Debussy, Claude (text by Maeterlinck)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Librairie Theatrale: 1968

Seller ID: 7495

Condition: Very Good


65pp. Libretto in French. View more info

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The Royal Opera House in the Twentieth Century

By: Donaldson, Frances

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3247

ISBN: 0297791788

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


xvii, 238pp, 16 plates. Home of two of the most famous opera & ballet companies. In this official history the author discusses the achievements, the internal politics, the personalities and the ever-present problems of finance. View more info

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Opera & its Symbols: The Unity of Words, Music and Staging

By: Donington, Robert

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6950

ISBN: 0300047134

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


248pp, illustrations, music examples. Discusses the workings of symbolism in opera and the importance of staging an opera in keeping with the composer's intentions. View more info

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Wagner's Ring and its Symbols: The Music and the Myth

By: Donington, Robert

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 1969

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 12558

ISBN: 0571048188

Condition: Very Good


Reprinted 1979. 342pp, music examples. View more info

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The Covent Garden Album: 250 Years of Theatre, Opera and Ballet

By: Drogheda, Davison & Wheatcroft

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1981

Seller ID: 12561

ISBN: 0710008805

Condition: Very Good


208pp, 245 illustrations. Previous owners initials. A small repaired tear to back cover else very good. View more info

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Music Drama at the Paris Odeon, 1824-1828

By: Everist, Mark

Price: £20.00

Publisher: California University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 8205

ISBN: 0520234456

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


331pp, illustrations, music examples. The Paris Odeon enjoyed a brief but highly successful life during the Bourbon Restoration and its expansion of operatic repertoire through the introduction of foreign works changed the musical life of the city. This study traces the evolution of the Odeon, examining its internal administration, its relationships with composers, librettists, and the city's wider cultural life, and demonstrating how the original license, restricting the theatre to the production of established opera comique and non-French pieces, was instrumental in its success. View more info

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The Ring: Anatomy of an Opera

By: Fay, Stephen and Wood, Roger

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1984

Seller ID: 12782

ISBN: 0436151804

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


218pp. Colour and b/w plates. Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. This book follows the production of the 'English Ring' at Bayreuth from its inception to performance. View more info

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Wagner the Dramatist

By: Garten, H.F.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: John Calder: 1977

Seller ID: 7273

ISBN: 0714536202

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


159pp, frontis, 15 plates. Ex library, remains of plate on endpaper, usual stamps. View more info

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Songs of Two Savoyards

By: Gilbert W.S. & Sullivan A.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1948

Seller ID: 3866

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


268pp, illustrations by W. S. Gilbert. Neat signature & address of previous owner slightly chipped & price clipped dw View more info

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Opera for Everybody - The Story of English National Opera

By: Gilbert, Susie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 2009

Seller ID: 12729

ISBN: 0571224938

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


720pp, plates. Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. Traces the development of ENO from its earliest origins in the darkest Victorian slums of the Cut, through two world wars, and via Sadler's Wells to its great glory days at the Coliseum. View more info

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French Opera. A Short History

By: Giroud, Vincent

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2010

Seller ID: 12263

ISBN: 0300117655

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


x, 366pp, 16 plates. From the 17th century to the present this book surveys of works by composers from Lully to Messiaen. Tracing the development of form and style, it profiles the performers and audiences, and unwraps the politics and the scandals. View more info

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Orpheus: An Opera in Three Acts

By: Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1955

Seller ID: 12260

Condition: Very Good


Libretto. English version by Edward J. Dent. Taped repair to base of spine. View more info

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The Royal Opera 1980/81

By: Goodwin, Noel

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Royal Opera House: 1980

Seller ID: 11056

Condition: Near Fine


48pp, + adverts, many illustrations, colour & b/w. View more info

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Divas and Scholars - Performing Italian Opera

By: Gossett, Philip

Price: £18.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2006

Seller ID: 12311

ISBN: 0226304825

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


704pp, 92 musical examples. Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. View more info

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The Operas of Gian Carlo Menotti, 1937-1972: a Selective Bibliography

By: Grieb, Lyndal

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Scarecrow Press:

Seller ID: 7169

ISBN: 0810807432


193pp. Ex library, withdrawn stamp, front endpaper & title page removed else very good. View more info

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Folies De Paris. The Rise and Fall of French Operetta.

By: Harding, James

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Chappell: 1979

Seller ID: 10820

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


183pp, 8 plates. View more info

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Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff

By: Hepokoski, James A.

Price: £11.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1983

Seller ID: 12300

ISBN: 0521280168

Condition: Very Good


x, 181pp, text figures, music examples. ; Cambridge Opera Handbooks View more info

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Glyndebourne: A Celebration

By: Higgins John

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape,: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3069

ISBN: 0224019058

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


172pp, 12pp colour plates, 12pp b/w plates. A history of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera on its 50th anniversary. View more info

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The Making of an Opera. Don Giovanni At Glyndebourne

By: Higgins John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1978

Seller ID: 3405

ISBN: 43619595X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


272pp, many illustrations. Peter Hall's production in 1977. Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. View more info