Book

The Grove Book of Operas

Edited by Stanley Sadie and Laura Macy

Second edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195309072
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199891436 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195309072.001.0001
The Grove Book of Operas

Show Summary Details

Preview

“The Grove Book of Operas, Second Edition, should be on every opera-lover's short list of indispensable reference books. Highly recommended. ” - Gary Hoffman, Opera Today. First published in 1996 to great critical and popular acclaim, the Grove Book of Operas, is a collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas. Each succinct yet insightful entry is written by a leading authority on the opera and includes a full synopsis of the plot, a cast list, a note on the singers in the original production, and information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background. Contributions conclude with a brief comment on the particular work's place in operatic history. The second edition brings the book up to date with several recently composed operas. Recent additions to the operatic repertory included for the first time in this edition include Nicholas Maw, Sophie's Choice; Poul Ruders, A Handmaid's Tale; John Adams, Death of Klinghoffer; and Mark Adamo, Little Women. Covering all operas in the current repertory along with some less-well-known early and very modern ones, this is an ideal volume for the general opera lover.

Book.  265 pages.  519807 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Opera

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »


Table of Contents

Acis and Galatea in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Adriana Lecouvreur in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Africaine, L' in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Agrippina in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Aida in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Akhnaten in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Albert Herring in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Alceste (i) in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Alceste (ii) in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Alcina in The Grove Book of Operas

Reference Entry

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

See all items in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.