A Night at the Opera

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With an encyclopedic knowledge of opera and a delightful dash of irreverence, Sir Denis Forman breaks down 83 of the world's most popular operas, from Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur to Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. He details the plots and cast of characters and tells you which recordings to look for on compact disc.

The book also revisits the history of each opera, its early reception, and even presents brief biographies of the great composers, conductors, and singers.

About the Author:

Sir Denis Forman (born October 13, 1917) is a former executive in the British film and television industry.


Sir Denis Forman, a former deputy chairman of the Royal Opera House, may well become the Anna Russell of print with this irreverent guide to plots, singers, composers, and recordings of more than 80 operas.  -- Booklist

  • Paperback
  • 976 pages
  • Size: 6 x 9"

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