100 Great Operas and Their Stories (Paperback)

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100 Great Operas and Their Stories: Act-By-Act Synopses
By Henry W. Simon

From La Traviata to Aida, from Carmen to Don Giovanni, here are the plots of the world’s best-loved operas, told in an engaging, picturesque, and readable manner for both the casual opera fan and the aficionado.

Written by noted opera authority Henry W. Simon, this distinctive reference book contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, past performances and stars, and much more.

  • Paperback: 554 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; revised edition (May 1, 1989)
  • Dimensions: 5.2" W x 1.2" D x 8" H

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