Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen (Hardcover)

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Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen: A Guide to More Than 100 Years of Opera Films, Videos, and DVDs (Hardcover)
by Ken Wlaschin

This bountiful book is a comprehensive guide to the thousands of films, DVDs, and videocassettes featuring operas and opera singers from 1896 to 2004. From ABC Television to Franco Zeffirelli, the encyclopedia is a storehouse of fascinating information for film and opera aficionados and casual browsers alike.

What were the first operas filmed? Why did they make silent films of operas? Why was a pseudo-opera written for Citizen Kane? What was the title of Maria Callas’s only film? Find answers to these questions and so many more in this comprehensive volume.

Organized alphabetically with more than 1,900 fully cross-referenced entries, the book casts a wide net that covers not only expected topics – operas, operettas, zarzuelas, composers, singers, conductors, writers, and film directors – but also the unexpected and offbeat: animated opera, first operas on film, puppet opera films, silent films about opera, and many other lesser-known topics. Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen illuminates the many intersections between opera and film as never before.

  • Hardcover: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Illustrated Edition (July 11, 2004)
  • Dimensions: 7.42” W x 2.4” D x 9.92” H

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