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Eyewitness Companion to Opera by Riding & Dunton-Downer
Spanning 400 years of musical drama, from the late Renaissance and including such classical masters as Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet, this is the complete visual guidebook to the great operas, their composers and performance history. Includes more than 160 operas by 66 composers around the world, with richly illustrated act-by-act plot synopses and storyline highlights. Also includes detailed profiles of composers, librettists, singers, and more.
About the Author
Alan Riding is an opera devotee who as European Arts Correspondent for The New York Times has attended innumerable opera productions in theatres from London to Vienna, Berlin to Milan, Paris to New York. Leslie Dunton-Downer has written librettos for operas produced in Aspen, New York, Paris, Spoleto (Italy) and Moscow. She has collaborated with leading composers, conductors, singers and directors.
Size: 8.26 x 5.23in
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