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The Book of European Light Opera

By: Ewen, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10542

Condition: Near Fine


Very light wear to the boards. The dust jacket shows some dampstaining along the spine, but the book is unaffected. 297 pages with Index and the following Appendixes: 1. A Chronology of the European Theater, 2. Listing by Composers, and 3. Selected Recordings. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs. Contents include plots, composers, production histories, musical highlights, and critical evaluations of 167 European light operas. View more info

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Opera: Desire, Disease, Death

By: Hutcheon, Linda & Michael Hutcheon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08423

ISBN: 0803223676

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly bumped, rubbing to dust jacket rear panel. Clean. 294 pages with Notes and Index. Illustrated. From the jacket: ""This fascinating book looks at well-known operas in which love, sexual desire, illness, and death are inextricably linked. The result is an unprecedented view of the operas themselves and the societies in which they were created." "The book focuses on operatic representations of disease and on the ways in which operas associate illness with sexuality, gender, and desire. The authors consider the frequent operatic alliance of tuberculosis with female s... View more info

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The Wagner Operas

By: Newman, Ernest

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 10541

Condition: Very Good


Mild wear to the book. Clean without writing or marks. The dust jacket is price-clipped, but has a price stamped next to the clipped portion of the front flap. The jacket also has a few edge tears and chips and is protected now in Mylar sleeve. 724 pages with more than 550 musical examples. "The Definitive treatment of the stories, texts, and music of Wagner's ten most important operas and music dramas." View more info

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Sopranos of Today: Studies of Twenty-Five Opera Singers

By: Rosenthal, Harold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, John Calder: 1956

Seller ID: 05042

Condition: Good+


Red cloth with gilt title to spine. Bookplate on front pastedown, previous owner inscription on front free endpaper: London June 22, 1959. Some evidence of old tape marks on the boards where jacket was adhered. Page 9 has a correction in red ink from the previous owner about the nationality of Galli-Curci ("Not Spanish" he writes). He has also used the same red ink to mark off the chapters in the Table of Contents. The jacket suffers from the same tape marks around the edges and is also chipped and soiled. 103 pages with many photographs in black & white including the frontispiece of M... View more info

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Libretto for Il Trovatore (The Troubador), Containing the Italian Text, with an English Translation, by Theodore T. Barker, and the Music of all the Principal Airs

By: Verdi, Giuseppe

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ditson Company: 1885

Seller ID: 10289

Condition: Fair


6 ¾ x 9 ½ inches. Edge wear and chipping (large chip lower corner, front cover), and a sharp, vertical crease to the entire booklet, with associated tears at the bottom of the front cover and top of the title page. Spine ends are splitting. 29-page, stapled libretto, a bit fragile, but holding together fine with gentle turning of the pages. Tuesday, November 3rd performance credits pasted onto the top of page 3. This date and the listing in the back of the publisher's ads for college songs of the 1880s traces the year of this libretto to 1885, the only year of the decade in which November 3r... View more info