A short history of opera.


A Short History of Opera - Grout, Donald, and Williams, Hermine Weigel
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When first published in 1947, A Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. This thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition examines not only the standard performance repertoire, but also works considered important for the genre's development, from its Greek forerunners to the present day. The section on twentieth-century opera has been reorganized around national operatic traditions including a chapter devoted solely to opera in the United States, which incorporates ...

A Short History of Opera 2003, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231119580

4th edition


A Short History of Opera 1965, Columbia University Press

ISBN-13: 9780231024228

2nd edition