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The Little Book of Opera Edited by Duncan Bock

The Little Book of Opera Edited by Duncan Bock

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The Little Book of Opera Edited by Duncan Bock is a 171-page hardcover published in 1996 by The Atlantic Monthly Press, and is a stated first edition.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

What performing art has caused a king to lose his throne, provoked riots in Astor Place in New York City, and given birth to a cast of characters--in and out of costume--as memorable as any in literature?  Opera, naturally.

The Little Book of Opera celebrates the sublime marriage of worlds and music that has dazzled audiences with an unparalleled parade of both high and low drama since the sixteenth century.  This volume collects enchanting and engaging pieces by celebrated writers, including Willa Cather's striking tale of a stuffy businessman's infatuation with a Prima Donna, Richard Wagner's memorable tirade on the subject of conducting, and Edith Wharton's satirical look at old New York society through the prism of the opera house.  Richly illustrated with archival images from the world's great opera houses and performances, The Little Book of Opera makes the ideal gift for the devoted season ticket holder, the aspiring participant, or the initiated observer who just wants to know what all the yelling is about.

ISBN:  0-87113-649-X

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