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The opera companion

George Whitney Martin

The opera companion

by George Whitney Martin

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Published by Dodd, Mead in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Operas -- Stories, plots, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby George Martin ; drawings by Everett Raymond Kinstler.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsMT95 .M25 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 693 p. :
    Number of Pages693
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3487810M
    ISBN 100396080979
    LC Control Number82007438
    OCLC/WorldCa8411026

    George Martin's The Opera Companion is jam packed with a vast amount of information. Perusing the book or searching for a specific topic is an adventure. To paraphrase Forrest Gump: It's like a box of chocolates. You never know exactly what you're going to getReviewed by Gary Glaze, University of Southern CaliforniaWritten: Scribe and the term ‘grand opera’ As we saw on p. 3, ‘grand opera’ is not a generic term with secure historical credentials. Since William Crosten's book French Grand Opera: An Art and a Business () it has gained currency in musicology for a not very precisely definable subspecies of nineteenth-century opera that is French and influenced by France.

    Aimed at opera lovers and committed newcomers rather than specialists, The Opera-Lover’s Companion does not set out to cover every opera but only those most frequently encountered in opera houses or on recordings. Although the book is dominated by the five great opera composers—Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss—fifty-eight other /5(29).   The Paperback of the The Phantom of the Opera Companion by Martin Knowlden at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Get FREE SHIPPING on Orders of $35+ Customer information on COVID B&N Outlet Membership 5/5(4).

    This book examines the themes and variations of Phantom of the Opera, exploring the story’s appeal to multiple generations through numerous incarnations. After discussing Gaston Leroux’s original novel, the work turns first to Phantom on film from Lon Chaney’s Phantom through Dario Argento’s film.   "This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail."-Richard Fawkes, Opera Pages:


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The Opera Companion has established itself over the years as a classic reference book for opera lovers, whether devoted or casual. Synopses of 47 of the most frequently performed operas (18 composers) are given with key words to clue the listener in to the action and musical descriptions designed for those The opera companion book cannot read by: 1.

Back in print in a new edition, The Opera Companion has established itself over the years as a classic reference book for opera lovers, whether devoted or casual. Synopses of 47 of the most frequently performed operas (18 composers) are given with key words to clue the listener in to the action and musical descriptions designed for those who cannot read music.4/5(6).

The Opera Companion has established itself over the years as a classic reference book for opera lovers, whether devoted or casual. Synopses of 47 of the most frequently performed operas (18 composers) are given with key words to clue the listener in to the action and musical descriptions designed for those who cannot read music.5/5(5).

This pictorial companion is the definitive account of the award–winning masterpiece, tracing the Phantom legend from its origins in historical fact, through numerous artistic incarnations, to the present–day theater production and film/5(61). The Opera Companion has established itself over the years as a classic reference book for opera lovers, whether devoted or casual.

Synopses of 47 of the most frequently performed operas (18 composers) are given with key words to clue the listener in to the action and musical descriptions designed for those who cannot read : Amadeus. The Opera Lover's Companion and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(30).

This pictorial companion is the definitive account of the award-winning masterpiece. It traces the Phantom One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has been running for 20 years on Broadway and on London’s West End/5.

It is the ultimate companion for opera lovers, professionals, scholars, and teachers, featuring comprehensive information about, and plot summaries for, more than operas—including every opera that is likely to be performed today, from standard to.

Written by leading scholars in opera studies today, this Companion offers a wide-ranging guide to a rapidly expanding field of study and new ways of thinking about a rich and intriguing art form, placing opera back at the centre of our understanding of Western culture over the.

This Companion is a fascinating and accessible exploration of the world of grand opera. Through this volume a team of scholars and writers on opera examine those important Romantic operas which embraced the Shakespearean sweep of tragedy, history, love in time of conflict, and the struggle for national self-determination.

"This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail."—Richard Fawkes, Opera Pages: Osborne fills in the details on of the world's most frequently performed operas, including facts about the composer and the music, a plot outline, accounts of famous performers, and much more.

"This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Provides synopses of forty-seven operas, a history of the opera, and a glossary of operatic terms Includes bibliographical references and index pt. The casual operagoer's guide -- pt.

Glossary Provides synopses of forty-seven operas, a history of the opera, and a glossary of operatic termsPages: The Opera Lover's Companion is a delightful read for any opera fan. At over pages, it offers a comprehensive catalogue of the opera repertoire, each listing featuring character information, an introduction to the opera, a brief synopsis, and recommended recordings.

It's a book designed more as a reference work, /5. The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra), is a novel by French writer Gaston was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from 23 Septemberto 8 January It was published in volume form in late March by Pierre Lafitte.

The novel is partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century and an Author: Gaston Leroux. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: A guide to 47 operas from the 18th and 19th centuries, this text provides a synopsis for each opera with an introduction singling out the particular strengths and flaws of the piece, its antecedents, innovations, and controversial interpretations of it.

Every opera lover enjoys a performance more when accompanied by a knowledgeable friend. In this indispensable guide, well-known opera critic Charles Osborne provides exactly that. Osborne fills in the details on of the world's most frequently performed operas, including facts about the composer and the music, a plot outline, accounts of famous performers, and much more.2/5(1).

The final section covers the making of Joel Schumacher's film production. As the authorised volume book to accompany the film, 'The Phantom of the Opera' is a lavish insight into this classic story and its' modern-day reincarnation.

Category: Music Andrew Lloyd Webber S The Phantom Of The Opera Companion. This ravishing volume is the official companion to one of the blockbuster films offeaturing the complete original screenplay and more than stunning images from both the film and the theater productions worldwide.

Forewords by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joel Schumacher/5(12). Buy The Opera Companion (Amadeus) by Martin, George (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(4). The first two sections of this Companion, which deal respectively with the former versions of Phantom (the original Gaston Leroux novel, the silent movie and its successors) and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical (the idea, the writing, the casting and the ensuing success) are both very interesting, but are merely summarys of the same two sections in Perry's book/5.Andrew Lloyd Webber's the Phantom of the Opera Companion book.

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