Ticket to the Opera
Discovering and Exploring 100 Famous Works, History, Lore, and Singers, with Recommended Recordings
By Phil G. Goulding
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780449005668, 720pp.)
Publication Date: August 1999
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Whether you're a curious neophyte, a music lover interested in branching out, or an aficionado eager to compare notes with a brilliant fellow opera buff, you'll prize Ticket to the Opera as an essential volume in your music library.
"Enlightening . . . Fun to browse in . . . Written with a deft touch."--Opera News
"A COMPREHENSIVE LAYMAN'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF OPERA . . . Goulding mixes succinct overviews of one hundred famous operas with sidebars full of interesting facts."--The Washington Post