P. Craig Russell's Opera Adaptations Set
By P. Craig Russell
(NBM Publishing, Paperback, 9781561636204, 440pp.)
Publication Date: November 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Combining three beautiful volumes into one elegant set, this collection captures classic adaptations in stunning comic art, from The Magic Flute, Richard Wagner’s Parsifal, The Clowns” from Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, and Pelleas and Melisande to Strauss’ Salome, Maeterlinck and Dukas’ Ariane and Bluebeard, and The Godfather’s Code” from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. Two songs by MahlerThe Drinking Song of Earth’s Sorrow" and Unto This World”are also featured.
P. Craig Russell is one of the most respected artists in comics and is well-known for his many stunning adaptations. He is the author of Opera Adaptations, Volumes 1 and 2. He lives in Kent, Ohio.
"Russell's take on Pelleas et Melisande is nothing if not ambitious." Booklist
"Ravishing . . . . Epic . . . . His flowing, poetic lines and fanciful colors are an art in and of themselves." Publishers Weekly
"Highest rating (5Q). Russell continues to demonstrate his versatility and skill in this latest faithful adaptation." Voya
"An admirable job!" School Library Journal
"What Russell also manages to do with these works is to advance the narratives, offering a supremely dramatic graphic rendering, yet still enabling the ‘music’ to come through." —www.PopMatters.com (January 2012)