100 Great Operas and Their Stories

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100 Great Operas and Their Stories

ACT-By-ACT Synopses

By Henry Simon

Anchor Books, Paperback, Abridged, 9780385054485, 560pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 1989

Description

An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much more.