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The Complete Operas of Mozart: A Critical Guide

By: Osborne, Charles

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1978

Seller ID: 9520

ISBN: 0575022213

Condition: Very Good


349pp, frontis, 14 plates. Spine a little faded, no dust jacket. View more info

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The Complete Operas of Puccini

By: Osborne, Charles

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: 1981

Seller ID: 12803

ISBN: 0575030135

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


279pp, 8 platesm, music examples. A critical guide to the 12 operas. View more info

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The Opera Hat of Sir Hamilton Harty

By: Patton, Marcus

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Grand Piano Press: 2003

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12339

ISBN: 095458130X

Condition: Very Good


x, 192pp, illustrations, colour & b/w, by the author. Slight crease to corner of cover. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Changing the Score. Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

By: Poriss, Hilary

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2009

Seller ID: 12689

ISBN: 019538671X

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


236pp, 6 b/w halftones, 18 line illustrations. Fully explores the practice of aria insertion during the 19th century. It uncovers many examples of prima donnas singing their own aria choices and provides new insight into personalities and talents of many individual singers. The last chapter focuses on a short story published in 1849, forgotten until now. ; AMS Studies in Music View more info

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The Impresario's Ten Commandments. Continental Recruitment for Italian Opera in London, 1763-64

By: Price, Curtis & Judith Milhous & Robert D. Hume

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Royal Musical Association: 1992

Seller ID: 12321

ISBN: 0947854053

Condition: Near Fine


viii, 94pp, plates. ; Royal Musical Association Monographs View more info

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Knaurs Grosser Opern-F├╝hrer

By: Regler-Bellinger, Brigitte, Schenck, Wolfgang, Wiking, Hans

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Droemer Knaur: 1983

Seller ID: 11764

ISBN: 3426261006

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


672pp, 400 illustrations and music examples. A heavy book, extra postage may be requested. View more info

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Mozart on the Stage

By: Rice, John A.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2009

Seller ID: 11748

ISBN: 0521016614

Condition: New


294pp, 44 b/w illustrations, 11 music examples. Follows the process of Mozart's operas from concept to stage and includes illustrative images of the theatres for which Mozart wrote his operas; Composers on the Stage View more info

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Garsington Opera - A Celebration

By: Richard, Osborne

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Unicorn Press: 2010

Seller ID: 12725

ISBN: 1906509131

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


128pp. Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. ; 11.02 X 9.29 X 0.71 inches View more info

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Singing Archaeology: Philip Glass's Akhnaten

By: Richardson, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New England, Wesleyan University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 12776

ISBN: 0819563420

Condition: New


294pp, illustrations, music examples. This in-depth study examines both Glass's work and its sources. Focusing on the third opera of the trilogy, Richardson looks at the composer's compositional techniques, detailed readings of the work itself, and the effect of collaboration in the actual production. Previously unpublished interviews with Glass, photographs from the production, and musical notation. View more info

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Opera, Sex, and Other Vital Matters.

By: Robinson, Paul

Price: £12.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2002

Seller ID: 10908

ISBN: 0226721833

Condition: Very Good+


xviii, 332pp. View more info

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Richard Strauss Stage Works

By: Roth Ernst:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes: 1954

Seller ID: 257

Condition: Very Good


62pp, many illustrations (including facsimiles) documents of the first performances. German, English & French parallel text corners slightly bumped else very good View more info

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Mozart and His Operas

By: Rushton, Julian

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2007

Seller ID: 9817

ISBN: 0195313186

Condition: New


256pp, 13 halftones & music examples. ; New Grove Guide View more info

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Mozart and His Operas

By: Sadie, Stanley

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 2000

Seller ID: 8300

ISBN: 0333790197

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


xiv, 238pp, 8 plates. ; The New Grove Composers Series View more info

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Wagner and His Operas

By: Sadie, Stanley

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 2000

Seller ID: 8301

ISBN: 0333790219

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


xv, 219pp, 8 plates, music examples. ; The New Grove Composers Series View more info

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The Redeemer Reborn. Parsifal As the Fifth Opera of Wagner's Ring

By: Schofield, Paul

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Amadeus Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12195

ISBN: 1574671618

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


324pp. Shows how Parsifal is in fact actually the fifth opera of the Ring. Schofield explains in detail how these five musical dramas portray a single, unbroken story which begins at the start of Das Rheingold when Wotan breaks a branch from the World Ash-tree and Alberich steals the gold of the Rhine, thus separating Spear and Grail, and ends with the reunion of the Spear and Grail in the temple of Monsalvat at the end of Parsifal. Schofield explains how and why the four main characters of the Ring are reborn in the opera Parsifal, needing to complete in Parsifal the spiritual journey begun i... View more info

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Placido Domingo's Tales from the Opera

By: Snowman, Daniel

Price: £5.00

Publisher: BBC: 1994

Seller ID: 7874

ISBN: 0563370459

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


vi, 186pp, 14 colour & 2 b&w plates. Considers Domingo's vocal qualities & musicianship, acting ability & motivation. View more info

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German Opera Libretti

By: Steakley, James

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Continuum: 1995

Seller ID: 5816

ISBN: 0826407390

Condition: New


The complete libretti of five outstanding German operas: The Magic Flute (Mozart) ; Fidelio (Beethoven) ; Parsifal (Wagner) ; The Rose Cavalier (Strauss) ; and Moses and Aaron (Schoenberg). With a brief survey of German opera and libretti by Jost Hermand. ; The German Library series View more info

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Figaro Here, Figaro There Pavilion Opera: An Impresario's Diary

By: Stockdale, Freddie

Price: £5.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1991

Seller ID: 3570

ISBN: 0719549701

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


218pp, Illustrated with sketches by the author. Comprising a troupe of talented, energetic young professional singers, the company performs in the great rooms of Britain's country houses as well as in exotic locations overseas. Pavilion Opera has received many enthusiastic reviews since its founding in 1981. View more info

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Der Rosenkavalier

By: Strauss, Richard - Burgess, Anthony - Libretto by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1983

Seller ID: 10348

ISBN: 0718122100

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


196pp, plates, colour & b/w, libretto, discography. ; Metropolitan Opera Classics Library View more info

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The Faber Book of Opera

By: Sutcliffe, Tom

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6150

ISBN: 0571195954

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


xix, 402pp, frontis. Covers the written record of opera in theory, in practice, in review and in fiction. Small piece of tape secures dust jacket to front and back paste-down. View more info