100 Great Operas And Their Stories: Act-By-Act Synopses

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 17, 2010 - Music - 560 pages
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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.

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User 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

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User Review  - castiron - LibraryThing

Good summaries of many popular and less well-known operas. Read full review

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Henry W. Simon Jr., the son and grandson of lawyers, offices primarily in Fort Worth, Texas, with the law firm of Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Law School of the University of Texas where, along with his partner, he won the annual Moot Court Award resulting from an argument before the Texas Supreme Court. Mr. Simon has been recognized by the "The Best Lawyers in America" and holds the highest distinction awarded by the legal rating firm of Martindale Hubble, that of "AV Preeminent." He and his wife, Karen L. Simon, have two sons, Robert and Jeffrey, both accomplished lawyers. They are blessed with six grandchildren, ages four through fourteen, not a single one of whom has expressed any desire to become a lawyer.

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