Puccini Without Excuses by William Berger (Paperback)

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Puccini Without Excuses
A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer

Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world. But, although Puccini's art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as Tosca, La Bohéme, and Madama Butterfly has never waned, he has long been a victim of critical snobbery and cultural marginalization.

In this witty and informative guide for beginners and fans alike, William Berger sets the record straight, reclaiming Puccini as a serious artist.

About the Author:

William Berger is the author of Wagner Without Fear: Learning to Love–and Even Enjoy–Opera’s Most Demanding Genius and Verdi With a Vengeance: An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera. He is a frequent lecturer and radio commentator and is often a co-host during live Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts on Sirius.

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • Size: 5 x 8"

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