When the fat lady sings: opera history as it ought to be taught

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Sound and Vision, Nov 15, 1990 - Humor - 141 pages
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When The Fat Lady Sings: Opera History As It Ought To Be Taught is David W. Barber's third foray into the dangerous realm of musical humour.

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Mildly amusing but highly informative overview of major opera composers and their works. Read full review

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Wonderful introduction to the high-brow world of opera by a low-brow aficionado. Pithy and irreverent. Read full review

Contents

Monteverdi and crowd
3
The Castrati lose their marbles
9
Opera Seria and Opera Buffa
19
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

David W. Barber is a journalist, musician and best-selling author of several Sound And Vision books including "Bach, Beethoven and the Boys" and "Tutus, Tights and Tiptoes," and also editor of two previous books in the Quotable series, "Quotable Alice" and "Quotable Sherlock,

Donald works as an art director at a Toronto magazine.

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