About this title: A renowned expert in the opera world presents a delightful guided tour of historical and contemporary U.S. opera houses dating from 1765 to 1996, along with a captivating history of American opera. The author covers an eclectic array of buildings from the simple and unassuming to the majestic and pretentious, highlighting those which no longer exist as well as those meticulously restored. Includes approximately 140 diverse historic and modern photos of opera houses, scenes, halls, and great moments.
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