The Metropolitan Opera Stories of the Great Operas, Volume 1

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1984 - Music - 547 pages
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Here at last is the definitive opera story collection, the only one now authorized by the Metropolitan Opera. Written by the associate editor of Opera News magazine, the volume includes the complete plots of 150 different operas, biographical information on all of the 72 composers represented, easy access to the stories through both a table of contents and an index, and a foreword by Peter Allen.
 

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Freeman, associate editor of Opera News and author of the first volume of The Metropolitan Opera Stories of the Great Operas (LJ 11/15/84), presents this second volume of stories from 125 more operas ... Read full review

Contents

DOMINICK ARGENTO i
1
VINCENZO BELLINI
15
LuluBetg
30
The Girl of the Golden West Puccini 34 1
34
HECTOR BERLIOZ
35
Pagltacci Leoncavallo 204
41
ARRIGO BOITO
51
BENJAMIN BRITTEN
59
THEA MUSGRAVE
281
OTTO NICOLAI
292
Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai
293
The Clowns Leoncavallo 204
297
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI
302
Macbeth Verdi 457
303
The Ballad Singer La Gioconda Ponchielli
306
FRANCIS POULENC
310

Pelleas et Melisande Debussy 93
61
The Abduction from the Seraglio Mozart 259
64
GUSTAVE CHARPENTIER
74
FRANCESCO CILEA
83
CLAUDE DEBUSSY
92
GAETANO DONIZETTI
101
ANTONfN DVORAK
126
CARLISLE FLOYD
134
GEORGE GERSHWIN
138
Pikovaya Dama Tchaikovsky 431
139
UMBERTO GIORDANO
148
Ruslan and Ludmila
154
CHARLES FRANCOIS GOUNOD
160
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
168
Giulio Cesare Handel
169
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
178
Hansel und Gretel Humperdinck
179
SCOTT JOPLIN
192
FRANZ LEHAR
199
PIETRO MASCAGNI
207
The Cavalier of the Rose R Strauss 404
208
JULES MASSENET
213
Cendrillon Massenet
223
GIAN CARLO MENOTTI
226
Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti
229
LHeure Espagnole Ravel 360
233
ITALO MONTEMEZZI
240
LAmico Fritz Mascagni 210
241
DOUGLAS MOORE
250
The Ballad of Baby Doe Moore
251
La Clemenza di Tito The Clemency of Titus Mozart
273
The Magic Flute Mozart 276
311
The Daughter of the Regiment Donizetti 117
313
The Human Voice Poulenc
317
SERGEI PROKOFIEV
319
GIACOMO PUCCINI
328
Manon Massenet 214
330
HENRY PURCELL
356
Dido and Aeneas Purcell
357
NIKOLAI RIMSKYKORSAKOV
365
Un Ballo in Maschera 477
373
CAMILLE SAINTSAENS
382
Maria Stuarda Mary Stuart Donizetti 110
387
BEDRICH SMETANA
390
The Bartered Bride Smetana
391
RICHARD STRAUSS
398
CapriccioR Strauss
418
IGOR STRAVINSKY
422
The Queen of Spades Tchaikovsky
424
Die Entfiihrung aus dem Serail Mozart 259
428
AMBROISE THOMAS
435
The Mother of Us All Thomson
441
MICHAEL TIPPETT
445
FalstaffVerdi 493
451
Orfeo Orpheus Monteverdi 244
490
RICHARD WAGNER
497
Regina Blitzstein 48
514
CARL MARIA VON WEBER
531
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny Weill
540
RICCARDO ZANDONAI
544
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Freeman is a highly-experienced professional photographer as well as the creator of many books including the acclaimed architectural volumes London Revealed and Moscow Revealed.

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