A dictionary of opera characters by Joyce Bourne Kennedy

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .

Written in English

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Prev. ed. published as: Who married Figaro? : a book of opera characters.

Book details

StatementJoyce Bourne
SeriesOxford paperback reference
LC ClassificationsML102.O6 K46 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 354 p. ;
Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24430823M
ISBN 100199550395
ISBN 109780199550395
LC Control Number2010925663

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Contains over 2, lively entries on operatic characters, with information on the creator of the role and notable performances. The Oxford Dictionary of Opera comes at a time when opera has reached unprecedented levels of popularity, enjoying well-filled opera houses, public television broadcasts, and huge record sales.

Fully cross-referenced and packed with information, this tremendous reference is Cited by: 7. 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 /5(27).

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Operas in English have a long, rich, and varied history encompassing everything from the English masques of the 17th century to today's crossover music dramas such as "Harvey Milk" and "Rent." This book covers in detail more than 3, English-texted operas by composers including Purcell, Handel, Britten, Bernstein, and Musgrave.

Most were born in English-speaking. For the purposes of this list, Biblical characters are generally taken to be fictional, unless there is clear evidence of their historicity. Operas appear in bold when the historical figure is also the title role. Where a character appears in more than opera, the entries are sorted by composer.

List of historical figures. This is a glossary list of opera genres, giving alternative names. "Opera" is an Italian word (short for "opera in musica"); it was not at first commonly used in Italy (or in other countries) to refer to the genre of particular works.

Most composers used more precise designations to present their work to the public. Often specific genres of opera were commissioned by theatres or patrons.

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They are commonly written in Italian, German, and French. However, there are also Czech, Chinese, Russian, and English operas.

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