Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (Paperback)

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Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera
By Fred Plotkin

Written by a true opera insider and featuring an introduction by Plácido Domingo, this classic book is a friendly and complete guide to learning how to appreciate – and love – the opera. Beginning with a brief history of opera, it includes a guide to operatic terms, a scene-by-scene guide to 11 central works, a list of recommended books and recordings and much more.

About the Author

Fred Plotkin is one of America’s foremost experts on opera and has distinguished himself in many fields as a writer, speaker, consultant, and compelling teacher.

  • Paperback: 494 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Books; first edition (December 1, 1994)
  • Dimensions: 5.5" W x 1.2" D x 8.2" H

Newcomers to opera receive a fine guide to learning about opera appreciation, written by a performance manager for the Metropolitan Opera. Eleven famous operas are reviewed in a step-by-step listener's guide which covers the basics of learning about the opera's form, style, and scene challenges. -- Midwest Book Review 

  • Paperback
  • 494 pages

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