A reference work containing over 2500 A-Z entries on operatic characters. Includes synopses for over 200 operas and operettas as well as feature articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, including Placido Domingo and Dame Janet Baker.
Covering over 1500 singers from the origins of opera to the present day, this book is a comprehensive resource for opera lovers. It features more than 40 specially commissioned articles on contemporary singers.
Contains synopses of 264 popular and commonly performed operas arranged alphabetically and meant to be accessible to opera beginners and experts. Each entry describes the opera's genre premiere, librettist, cast, composition, and musical features.