The Opera Lover’s Companion

The Opera Lover’s Companion

Charles Osborne


Every opera lover enjoys a functionality extra while observed via a educated buddy. during this vital consultant, famous opera critic Charles Osborne offers precisely that. Osborne fills within the information on one hundred seventy five of the world’s most often played operas, together with evidence in regards to the composer and the song, a plot define, money owed of well-known performers, and masses more.
"This e-book is precisely what the name claims: an opera lover's significant other. examining it really is like going to the opera with a educated pal who tells you sufficient to make you must see the piece yet no longer quite a bit you are drowned in superfluous detail."—Richard Fawkes, Opera Now
"What this valuable ebook includes is the right rundown on one hundred seventy five operas from Auber's Fra Diavolo to Zimmerman's Die Soldaten, in every one case placing the paintings in context in the composer's improvement, with a listing of characters, a quick synopsis and tips in the direction of the main imortant arias, duets and ensembles, all in a private congenial tone, like unto an operatically clever and loving uncle."—Denby Richards, Musical Opinion
“An erudite, instructive and unpretentious guide.”—Michael Kennedy, The Sunday Telegraph
"It’s difficult to visualize the other booklet at the topic extra informative and important to the common fanatic. . . . This ebook is one you’ll cherish."—Books in Canada

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