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Opera and Its Symbols: The Unity of Words, Music and Staging

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Opera and Its Symbols: The Unity of Words, Music and Staging - Donington, Robert, Dr.
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The late musicologist, performer, and writer Robert Donington discusses the workings of symbolism in opera and the importance of staging an opera in keeping with the composer's intentions. His analysis includes scenes and characters from operas by Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Bizet, Puccini, Debussy, Strauss, Stravinsky, Berg, Britten, Tippett, and other composers.

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Opera and Its Symbols: The Unity of Words, Music and Staging 1992, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300056617

Revised edition

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Opera and Its Symbols: The Unity of Words, Music and Staging 1990, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300047134

Hardcover