Weep, shudder, die : a guide to loving opera

by Levine, Robert, 1944-

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction MT95.L58 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  MT95.L58 2011
"Icouldn't imagine a finer or livelier guide through the world of opera. . . . [Levine] distills a lifetime of passion and insight into this immenselyenjoyable survey, and with the right comic touch to make you wonder how operaever seemed intimidating." --Thomas May, author of Decoding Wagner

Despitethe popular success of the Metropolitan Opera's "Live in HD" series, opera's grandworld of soaring sopranos and breathtaking baritones--of tragic Rigoletto, triumphal Sigmund, and desperate Orfeo, of faithful Figaro, heartbroken Pagliacci,and lusty Don Giovanni--remains wrapped in an aura of impenetrable esotericism.Piercing this veil of opera's perceived inaccessibility, acclaimed classicalmusic critic Robert Levine extends a witty and insightfulinvitation to enjoy opera in Weep, Shudder, Die, offering a newgeneration of aficionados a priceless way to access to music's greatest achievement.

Additional Information
Subjects Operas -- Analysis, appreciation.
Operas -- Stories, plots, etc.
Publisher New York :Itbooks,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780061941313
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