A History of Opera: Milestones and Metamorphoses (Opera Classics Library)

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Burton D. Fisher's comprehensive history of opera that traces each milestone and metamorphosis in the evolution of modern opera. All periods are analysed in depth: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Bel Canto, Opera Buffa, German Romanticism, Wagner and music drama, Verismo, post-Romanticism, Atonalism, and much more. Each of the 17 operas that represents a "milestone" in opera history is presented with Principal Characters in the Opera; Brief Story Synopsis; Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples; and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis.

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OPERA CLASSICS LIBRARY SERIES:
·Aida ·The Barber of Seville ·La Bohème ·Carmen ·Cavalleria Rusticana ·Così fan tutte ·Don Giovanni ·Lucia di Lammermoor ·Madama Butterfly ·The Magic Flute ·Manon Lescaut ·The Marriage of Figaro ·Otello ·I Pagliacci ·Rigoletto ·Salome ·Tosca ·Il Trittico (Il Tabarro/Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi) ·La Traviata ·Turandot and The Ring of the Nibelung (without libretto)

OPERA JOURNEYS MINI GUIDE SERIES:
·Aïda ·Andrea Chénier ·The Barber of Seville ·La Bohème ·Boris Godunov ·Carmen ·Cavalleria Rusticana ·Così fan tutte ·Der Freischütz ·Die Fledermaus ·Don Carlo ·Don Giovanni ·Don Pasquale ·The Elixir of Love ·Elektra ·Eugene Onegin ·Exploring Wagner’s Ring ·Falstaff ·Faust ·Fidelio ·The Flying Dutchman ·Hansel and Gretel ·L’Italiana in Algeri ·Julius Caesar ·Lohengrin ·Lucia di Lammermoor ·Macbeth ·Madama Butterfly ·The Magic Flute ·Manon ·Manon Lescaut ·The Marriage of Figaro ·A Masked Ball ·The Mikado ·Nabucco ·Norma ·Otello ·I Pagliacci ·Porgy and Bess ·The Rhinegold ·Rigoletto ·Der Rosenkavalier ·Salome ·Samson and Delilah ·Siegfried ·The Tales of Hoffmann ·Tannhäuser ·Tosca ·La Traviata ·Tristan and Isolde ·Il Trovatore ·Turandot ·Twilight of the Gods ·The Valkyrie ·Werther

OPERA JOURNEYS LIBRETTO SERIES:
·Aida ·The Barber of Seville ·La Bohème ·Carmen ·Cavalleria Rusticana ·Così fan tutte ·Don Giovanni ·Edgar ·La Fanciulla del West ·Gianni Schicchi ·Lucia di Lammermoor ·Madama Butterfly ·The Magic Flute ·Manon Lescaut ·The Marriage of Figaro ·Otello ·I Pagliacci ·Rigoletto ·La Rondine ·Salome ·Suor Angelica ·Il Tabarro ·Tosca ·La Traviata ·Le Villi

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A History of Opera: Milestones and Metamorphoses

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Burton D. Fisher is a former opera conductor, author-publisher of the Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series and Opera Classics Library Series, principal lecturer for the Opera Journeys Lecture Series at Florida International University, a commissioned author for Season Opera Guides and Program Notes for regional opera companies, and a frequent opera commentator on National Public Radio.

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