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The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas

The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas

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Published by Metropolitan Opera Guild, W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Operas -- Stories, plots, etc

  • Edition Notes

    147,467-v.1

    Other titlesStories of the great operas
    Statementby John W. Freeman.
    GenreStories, plots, etc
    ContributionsFreeman, John W., 1928-, Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23257542M
    ISBN 100393018881, 0393040518
    LC Control Number84008030

    About Great Operas And Their Stories. An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and aficionados, Great Operas is perhaps the most comprehensive and enjoyable volume of opera stories ever written. From La Traviata to Aïda, from Carmen to Don Giovanni, here are the plots of the world’s best-loved operas, told in an engaging, picturesque, and readable manner. Stories of the Great Operas and Their Composers by Ernest Newman Hardcover. In the back cover of a list of foreign Operas from to It is a GREAT book w/ musical tempos demonstrated for each Rating: % positive.

      The Metropolitan Opera is currently closed until , but the company is continuing to delight opera lovers with free nightly streams of complete past productions from its lineup. Inside the book are two ticket stubs from the Metropolitan Opera House Family Circle, Sat. Mat. Novem and Novem Also a newspaper clipping for the Metropolitan Opera Opening Performance for LAKME and other Operas which include ticket Rating: % positive.

    The Metropolitan Opera Stories of the Great Operas is the definitive opera story collection, the only one now authorized by the Metropolitan Opera. Written by John W. Freeman, associate editor of Opera News magazine, this page volume provides: *The complete plots of different operas, including lists of roles and premiere dates. THIS is a workmanlike guide to the opera, rather than an opera story book, for instead of telling the stories, the author presents twenty-five famous operas in a form which approximates a libretto.


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The Metropolitan Opera: Stories of the Great Operas, by veteran Opera News writer-critic-editor John W. Freeman, is a good way to pick up such knowledge. Freeman offers brief composer biographies (72 of them), relevant background, and the basics on who's who and what happens in each of by: 8.

For anyone who has tried to unscramble the plot of Mozart's The Magic Flute by skimming through an illegible synopsis in a rapidly darkening hall, this compact, well-written, well-designed collection of stories of the great operas will be a boon. The book, published jointly by the Metropolitan Opera Guild and W.

Norton, contains the plots of of the world's most popu4/5. The Metropolitan Opera: Stories of the Great Operas, published jointly by the Metropolitan Opera Guild and W. Norton, contains the plots of of the world’s most popular operas; there are also short, informative biographies of each of the 72 composers represented, and historical background material pertinent to each : John W.

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About to see Rossini’s Willia /5(3). The stories of these operas and others are told, clearly and concisely, in this companion volume to the highly successful Metropolitan Open Stories of the Great Operas. Opera News associate editor John W. Freeman untangles and summarizes the often complicated plots and provides, in addition, an informative biographical sketch of each /5(14).

The Metropolitan Opera | The Metropolitan Opera: Stories of the Great Operas, published jointly by the Metropolitan Opera Guild and W. Norton, contains the plots of of the world's most popular operas; there are also short, informative biographies of each of the 72 composers represented, and historical background material pertinent to each work.

The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. 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 more operas.

The stories of these magical operas are told with faithfulness to the originals and instill a sense of wonder. Nothing can really compare to seeing one of these works in person by a great opera company, but this book is a fantastic way to indtroduce your children to fantastic stories and the world of opera in a way other than the actual s:   Opera plots form the backdrop to the rich music and staging that make the opera experience.

To help you follow the action, we've outlined the stories from the most frequently performed operas. Most Frequently Produced Operas in North America.

Enjoy the romance and passion of one of opera’s greatest love stories. Stefano Ranzani conducts this Live in HD transmission Puccini’s classic tragedy. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Metropolitan Opera Stories of the Great Operas, Volume 2 at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

Get this from a library. The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas. [John W Freeman; James Levine; Peter Allen; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)] -- Contains the plots of of the world's most popular operas, short biographies of the 72 composers represented, plus background material pertinent to each work.

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The opera was first performed on Septemcommissioned for the opening of the new Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln.

Get this from a library. The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas. Volume two. [John W Freeman; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.);] -- Contains the plots of over of the world's most popular operas, a short biographical sketch of each composer represented, plus background material pertinent to each work.

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Read on for the performance schedule this week including works by. Stories from the great Metropolitan operas. New York: Random house. MLA Citation. Dike, Helen. and Tenggren, Gustaf. and Metropolitan Opera Guild. Stories from the great Metropolitan operas, by Helen Dike, illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren.

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Simon. From La Traviata to Aida, from Carmen to Don Giovanni, here are the plots of the world’s best-loved operas, told in an engaging, picturesque, and readable manner for both the casual opera fan and the aficionado.

Written by noted opera authority Henry W. Simon, this distinctive reference book contains act-by-act. 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 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 : W.

Norton & Company. For anyone who has tried to unscramble the plot of Mozart’s The Magic Flute by skimming through an incomprehensible synopsis in a rapidly darkening hall, this compact, well-written, well-designed collection of stories of the great operas will be a boon., The Metropolitan Opera, Stories of the Great Operas, John W Freeman, James Levine, Peter Allen, Paul Gruber, Now that we’re all locked in our homes for at least the next few weeks, it’s time to culture ourselves up (or binge Bar Rescue, if that’s more your thing).Thank goodness, then, that New York City’s Metropolitan Opera recently announced it will provide free nightly streams of their performances for both fans and people who have totally run out of other stuff to watch.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 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 : John W Freeman; James Levine; Peter Allen.