100 Great Operas and Their Stories: ACT-By-ACT Synopses (Abridged / Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Simon began his adult life at Oxford, then to the desert of California for five years that cured the TB he had. He settled in California, married and raised a family. He took an extended family visit to Germany when the Crash of 1929 left him stranded. He found work as an American consultant. He developed a rare disease that made is impossible for him to return to the U.S. He lived in Germany during the war years. He died at age 75.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385054485
ISBN-10: 0385054483
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: April 22nd, 1989
Pages: 560
Language: English