Opera: A New Way of Listening
ISBN 10: 189988372X / 1-899883-72-X
ISBN 13: 9781899883721
Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Publication Date: 1996
An illuminating introduction to this rich art form, the book and accompanying CD guide the reader through every aspect of the opera experience. The package includes arias from some of the world's best-known operas, including Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, Carmen, and Tosca. The text discusses and gives plot summaries for more than 50 operas. 200 photos and illustrations.
This well-constructed introductory book is a companion volume to Waugh's Classical Music: A New Way of Listening, sharing with it a format of many handsome pictures, a time line, basic plots and notes on popular arias and a more than 70-minute compact disc of some of the music discussed in the book.
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