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9780252040566 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016, cover price $95.00

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9780252082030 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: 'Hugely entertaining and inspiring' The Sunday TimesThe inspirational and colourful memoir of Michael Volpe, the general manager of Opera Holland Park. The son of Italian immigrants, he and his brothers were raised by his mother on a council estate in West London, before he attended Woolverstone Hall, a prestigious state boarding school designed to give bright inner city boys the opportunity of a public school education...read more

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9781784623234 | Gardners Books, April 23, 2015, cover price $33.80 | About this edition: Against a backdrop of nuns, hit men, gangsters, rugby and ice-cream, Noisy at the wrong times is an inspiring memoir by Michael Volpe, General Manager and founder of Opera Holland Park, one of the UK's most popular opera festivals.

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9781473629400 | Two Roads, December 13, 2016, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: 'Hugely entertaining and inspiring' The Sunday TimesThe inspirational and colourful memoir of Michael Volpe, the general manager of Opera Holland Park.
9781784623128 | Gardners Books, July 28, 2015, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Against a backdrop of nuns, hit men, gangsters, rugby and ice-cream, Noisy at the wrong times is an inspiring memoir by Michael Volpe, General Manager and founder of Opera Holland Park, one of the UK's most popular opera festivals.

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Product Description: Beyond Reason relates Wagner’s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal...read more

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9780520292758 | Univ of California Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Beyond Reason relates Wagner’s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal.

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Product Description: At first glance, modernism and opera may seem like strange bedfellows―the former hostile to sentiment, the latter wearing its heart on its sleeve. And yet these apparent opposites attract: many operas are aesthetically avant-garde, politically subversive, and socially transgressive...read more

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9781421420622 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: At first glance, modernism and opera may seem like strange bedfellows―the former hostile to sentiment, the latter wearing its heart on its sleeve.

I due Foscari enjoys pride of place among Verdi’s early operas for its commanding music and striking use of recurring themes to identify the principal characters. Here, the young composer can be seen experimenting with new means of musical and dramatic expression. This critical edition, based on Verdi’s autograph score and autograph corrections in the first manuscript copy, offers the full score—including powerful passages later excised by Roman censors and appendices containing sketches, fragments, rejected passages, and a substitute cabaletta for Jacopo’s cavatina. With an introduction and detailed critical commentary, this edition provides performers, conductors, students, and scholars with a superior version of the colorful drama.  
By Andreas Giger (editor)

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9780226292748 | 3 edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 24, 2016), cover price $295.00
9780226074511 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 24, 2016, cover price $295.00 | About this edition: I due Foscari enjoys pride of place among Verdi’s early operas for its commanding music and striking use of recurring themes to identify the principal characters.

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Product Description: Opera Vocal Solos
By Andre Previn (composer)

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9781617740176 | Hal Leonard Corp, October 10, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Opera Vocal Solos

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Product Description: John Snelson, Commissioning Editor at The Royal Opera House, explores how the music tells the story in opera. Aimed at newcomers as well as long-time fans, this book focuses on how to look and listen to any opera. The text covers many of the elements that composers and librettists employ to give enjoyment to audiences, in the hope that readers can gain greater enjoyment from future viewing and listening, too...read more

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9781783198238 | Oberon Books Ltd, September 13, 2016, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: John Snelson, Commissioning Editor at The Royal Opera House, explores how the music tells the story in opera.

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Product Description: Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) is the world's most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention. In Giacomo Puccini and His World, an international roster of music specialists, several writing on Puccini for the first time, offers a variety of new critical perspectives on the composer and his works...read more
By Arman Schwartz (editor)

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9780691172859 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 16, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) is the world's most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention.

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9780691172866 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, August 16, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) is the world's most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention.

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Often underestimated, lyric diction is a portal to powerful performance. It is through lyric diction that singers are able to communicate the wishes and desires of the poet, as well as the composer. Far beyond memorizing the rules of pronunciation, the study of diction involves learning to perceive speech patterns in different languages, practicing their precise articulation, recognizing this in one's own speech and singing, as well as in that of others, and developing an awareness of the refined, delicate movements of the articulators and their subsequent effect on singing tone.Amanda Johnston takes a modernized approach to the study of lyric diction in English and German Diction for Singers. Utilizing the latest adaptation of the Neue Rechtschreibung (2009), Johnston makes German increasingly accessible through the recognition that English and German are related languages, and thus have many things in common with regard to lyric diction. This comprehensive resource includes a thorough analysis of the German and English languages, as well as lists, tables, charts, musical examples, and even tongue twisters. Specific topics addressed include the German schwa, the use of the curly-tail J in German, the treatment of R in both languages, and the correct formation of the elusive open U and the extended Epsilon.Lyric diction is a mandatory subject area for all prospective opera singers and music students enrolled in an academic institution. This book is designed for both undergraduate and graduate courses in German and English lyric diction and is an invaluable resource for classical singers, vocal coaches, and voice teachers alike.

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9781442260887 | 2 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 16, 2016), cover price $85.00
9780810877665 | Scarecrow Pr, January 1, 2011, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Often underestimated, lyric diction is a portal to powerful performance.

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9781442260894 | 2 reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 16, 2016), cover price $45.00

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Product Description: The Metropolitan Opera 2017 Wall Calendar features another outstanding collection of images from the Met Opera's legendary stage.Stunning color photographs capture unforgettable scenes, stars, and performances from such operas as Simon Boccanegra, The Barber of Seville, Elektra, Otello, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Tosca, as well as opera's biggest stars–Plàcido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Diana Damrau, Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Joyce DiDonato, Roberto Alagna, and Maria Guleghina...read more
By Metropolitan Opera (corporate author)

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9780789331854 | Wal edition (Universe Pub, August 9, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: The Metropolitan Opera 2017 Wall Calendar features another outstanding collection of images from the Met Opera's legendary stage.

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Product Description: Giacomo Meyerbeer stands as one of the great paradoxes in music history. Widely regarded as the single most important opera composer in the middle third of the nineteenth century, the composer was recognised and revered all over the world...read more
By Mark Everist (editor)

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9782503568423 | Mul edition (Brepols Pub, July 31, 2016), cover price $156.00 | About this edition: Giacomo Meyerbeer stands as one of the great paradoxes in music history.

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Product Description: In a lively exploration of Jacques Offenbach's final masterpiece, Heather Hadlock shows how Les Contes d'Hoffmann summed up not only the composer's career but also a century of Romantic culture. A strange fusion of irony and profundity, frivolity and nightmare, the opera unfolds as a series of dreamlike episodes, peopled by such archetypes as the Poet, the Beautiful Dying Girl, the Automaton, the Courtesan, and the Mesmerist...read more

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9780691058023 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 16, 2000, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: In a lively exploration of Jacques Offenbach's final masterpiece, Heather Hadlock shows how Les Contes d'Hoffmann summed up not only the composer's career but also a century of Romantic culture.

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9780691170855, titled "Mad Loves: Women and Music in Offenbach's "Les Contes D'hoffmann"" | Princeton Univ Pr, July 26, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In a lively exploration of Jacques Offenbach's final masterpiece, Heather Hadlock shows how Les Contes d'Hoffmann summed up not only the composer's career but also a century of Romantic culture.

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Product Description: Published in 1913, Thomas Mann's Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Luchino Visconti turned it into a successful film. Reading these works from a philosophical perspective, Philip Kitcher connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions...read more

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9780231162647 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 12, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Published in 1913, Thomas Mann's Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language.

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9780231162654 | Columbia Univ Pr, July 12, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Published in 1913, Thomas Mann's Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language.

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Product Description: Ian Bradley's Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan has established itself across the world as the authorized and definitive 'Bible' for all those interested in the Savoy operas. Originally published in two Penguin paperbacks in the 1980's, a single-volume comprehensive compendium, hailed widely as "easily the best annotated Gilbert & Sullivan available" (Gayden Wren, New York Times) was published by Oxford University Press in 1996...read more

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9780199392414 | Anv ant edition (Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 2016), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Ian Bradley's Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan has established itself across the world as the authorized and definitive 'Bible' for all those interested in the Savoy operas.

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Product Description: Ian Bradley's Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan has established itself across the world as the authorized and definitive 'Bible' for all those interested in the Savoy operas. Originally published in two Penguin paperbacks in the 1980's, a single-volume comprehensive compendium, hailed widely as "easily the best annotated Gilbert & Sullivan available" (Gayden Wren, New York Times) was published by Oxford University Press in 1996...read more

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9780199392421 | Anv edition (Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Ian Bradley's Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan has established itself across the world as the authorized and definitive 'Bible' for all those interested in the Savoy operas.

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Product Description: The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic, and political...read more

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9780520279490 | Univ of California Pr, February 20, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries.

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9780520292444 | Univ of California Pr, July 5, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries.

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Product Description: The history of women in the opera is a grand story. Women were singers and patrons, of course, but from opera's beginnings in Renaissance Italy, they were also opera composers and librettists. At first it was exclusively for the nobility...read more

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9780786495139 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, July 6, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The history of women in the opera is a grand story.

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Product Description: After their military defeat by the Florentines in the mid-sixteenth century, the citizens of Siena turned from politics to celebratory, social occasions to express their civic identity and show their capacity for collective action...read more

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9780190496302 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 2016, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: After their military defeat by the Florentines in the mid-sixteenth century, the citizens of Siena turned from politics to celebratory, social occasions to express their civic identity and show their capacity for collective action.

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Product Description: Opera has become big business as well as an art form, attracting young and old, true connoisseurs, enthusiasts and celebrities. And while opera singers and superstars sometimes attract a separate following, the stage director's job is often the one that really counts, yet it is a type of specialised knowledge available only to a select few...read more

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9781783270972 | Boydell Pr, June 16, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Opera has become big business as well as an art form, attracting young and old, true connoisseurs, enthusiasts and celebrities.

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