A comprehensive overview of the history of opera, organized chronologically by era, traces the evolution of the musical art form from the perspective of its social and cultural contexts and offers a detailed study of opera houses, stage and scene aspects, voice, musical techniques, performances, and popular melody as they relate to opera.
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Stanley Sadie was the music critic for The Times of London for 17 years and the editor of The Musical Times for 20 years.
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Book Description Billboard Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110823077217
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Book Description Billboard Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0823077217