30-Second Opera: The 50 crucial concepts, roles and by Hugo Shirley

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By Hugo Shirley

Live operatic functionality used to be a part of pop culture, but to the fashionable beginner it will probably look particular, overwhelming and, frequently, very very lengthy.

In 30-Second Opera, track journalist Hugo Shirley takes the reader in the course of the many construction blocks that mix to carry the medium alive: its musical heritage, context and language, its composers, characters, and its performers. damaged down into 50 neat and potent three hundred note entries, every one submitted from a revered choice of opera buffs, this publication will elevate the curtain at the quite a few components of opera and open up a extra educated approach to hear, to appreciate, and mainly to take pleasure in your event of a performance.

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