100 Great Operas And Their Stories: Act-By-Act Synopses (Google eBook)
An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much more.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LA12Hernandez - LibraryThing
They presented the operas like short stories. Not alot of background on when first shown, who sang and why like in other books I have. Just easy to read and understand story lines act by act. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - castiron - LibraryThing
Good summaries of many popular and less well-known operas. Read full review