The Faber Pocket Guide to Opera (New Edition) by Rupert Christiansen

By Rupert Christiansen

This re-creation of major opera critic Rupert Christiansen's perennially renowned Pocket consultant has among greatly revised, and contains many extra operas from all sessions, together with fresh works via Philip Glass, Mark Anthony Turnage, Thomas Adès and George Benjamin.

Whether you're a first-timer at La Boheme or a professional Wagnerian, each opera-goer can reap the benefits of a bit history info, and this publication goals to supply simply that. obtainable and easy-to-use, it comprises entries for over 100 works, either generic and unexpected.

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