The Encyclopedia of opera

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Published by Scribner in New York, USA .

Written in English

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Statementedited by Leslie Orrey ; advisory editor, Gilbert Chase.
ContributionsOrrey, Leslie., Chase, Gilbert, 1906-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML102.O6 E6
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Pagination376 p.
Number of Pages376
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5215308M
ISBN 100684136309
LC Control Number75046101
OCLC/WorldCa2542075

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The Encyclopedia of the Opera is the first book of its kind in any language. The Editor has attempted to make it a comprehensive source book about opera and opera performances.

It is not exclusively a book of opera plots; or a book of biographies of composers and performers; or a history of by: 4. It is also a true encyclopedia when it comes to definitions of technical terms associated with opera, and, even defines various kinds of opera.

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First published in to great critical and popular acclaim, the Grove Book of Operas, is a collection of synopses and descriptions of over succinct yet insightful entry is written by a leading authority on the opera and includes a full synopsis of the plot, a cast list, a note on the singers in the original production, and information on the origins of the work and its /5(27).

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