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The Magic of Opera
The Magic of Opera
Author: J. Merrill Knapp
This introduction to the art of opera is designed to reveal an extraordinarily rich musical tradition. It covers the basic components of opera: the libretto, recitative, aria, ensemble, chorus, orchestra, singers, and staging. Attention is also given to the ideal and aesthetics of opera -- its conventions, its reasons for being, and its essentia...  more »
ISBN: 462961
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 371
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Publisher: Harper & Row
Book Type: Hardcover
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