Price: 29.70 USD
1998. 304pp. Beautifully illustrated throughout with 237 photos, prints, historical documents, and opera ephemera. Includes 118 plates in full-color. This is a lavishly illustrated narrative history of opera's origins and evolution, fascinating for neophytes and long-time music buffs alike. Traces the story of opera over 400 years with insight into hundreds of individual composers, librettists, impresarios, singers, conductors, designers, and stage directors. Chapter notes. Bibliography. Index. Dj price clipped.Short gift inscription on title page. First Printing. Near Fine.