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History through the Opera Glass
The first of its kind, this highly entertaining, carefully researched book revisits the major events and personalities of history as portrayed in nearly 200 operas by the world's leading composers. The absorbing narrative sweeps from Roman times to 1820, with a cast of characters that includes Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Atilla, Charlemagne, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Napoleon and hundreds more.
- 405 pages
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