Opera has countless loyal fans for whom the Rough Guide will be a beacon for its modern, spirited coverage of the composers, artists, recordings and the operas themselves. This is the definitive handbook on the subject, spanning nearly four centuries from Monteverdi to the avant-garde. Includes biographical sketches on composers, incisive accounts of hundreds of operas and a who's who of the finest singers on record. Photos.

Opera 1997, Rough Guides, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781858281384

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