Baker's Dictionary of Opera

Baker's Dictionary of Opera

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This reference covers the unique stature and scope of opera in all its grandeur and complexity, as well as the people who have made significant contributions to the field. The 1,000 entries present information on past and newly emerged performers, librettists, set designers, scholars, directors, and composers (including current ones who have pushed the boundaries of the form). Other features include synopses of operas, an opera timeline, a glossary, a directory of opera companies, histories of the world's leading opera houses, and a foreword by famed musicologist Nicholas Slonimsky. Contains about 250 b&w illustrations and photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books, c2000
ISBN: 9780028653495
Characteristics: xvii, 1047 p., [60] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Kuhn, Laura Diane
Alternative Title: Dictionary of opera


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