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A Dictionary of Opera Characters

Joyce Bourne

Second edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548194
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191726781 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199548194.001.0001
A Dictionary of Opera Characters

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‘a reference book for operaphiles...the answer to a prayer for those who attend operas without doing their homework properly’ - Sir George Christie

A unique and authoritative A-Z reference work that will answer all your questions on who's who in opera. Contains over 2,500 lively entries on operatic characters, with information on the creator of the role and notable performances. From Aeneas to Zaida, A Dictionary of Opera Characters provides extensive coverage of all the characters in operas from around the world and gives synopses for over 200 operas and operettas. It includes feature articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, such as Placido Domingo and Dame Janet Baker, plus, new to this edition, articles contributed by Christine Brewer and Joyce DiDonato.

Recommended opera-related web links are listed for relevant and up-to-date extra information. This book is an invaluable source of reference for professionals and amateurs alike, and a fascinating read for anyone curious about opera, for example, who did marry Figaro?

Book.  2120 pages.  223612 words. 

Subjects: Opera

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