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Opera Houses of the World

Beauvert, Thierry; Daniel Wheeler, transl.

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ISBN 10: 086565977X / ISBN 13: 9780865659773
Published by Vendrome Press, New York, 1996
Condition: Ver y Good Hardcover
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277 pages, numerous illustrations, most in color, a few floor plans, bibliography, addresses of the opera houses, photo sources, indices; folio, orange boards. Very good, top of cover faded; contents fine; dust jacket very good-, light fading top, edgewear, crease bottom with short tear. Serving the antiquarian and used book world since 1980. Bookseller Inventory # 022507

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Title: Opera Houses of the World

Publisher: Vendrome Press, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Ver y Good

Dust Jacket Condition: G ood

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Photographs, illustrations, and descriptive text explore renowned opera houses around the world


The Opera House is a plush, gilded palace where grandiose spectacles requiring vast spaces and great heights could be performed. And where the social elite could come and watch in a comfort and elegance to match. Few opera houses were without a "royal box", since they were used not only to establish the ruling class in the eyes of the people, but also as the centerpiece for honoring fellow monarchs and heads of state with appropriate pomp and ceremony. The most talented architects and designers created these grand theaters, where ostentation was the order of the day and no expense was spared. Opera Houses Of The World takes the reader on a full-color tour of the globe's great opera houses. Moving from Cairo to Sydney, Newark to Barcelona, and Santa Fe to Buenos Aires, imposing facades and stuccoed interiors, architectural plans, stage designs, and actual performances are shown. Opera Houses Of The World is for every opera buff, and every school and community library music book collection. -- Midwest Book Review

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