Opera (Collins Need to Know?)

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Brings the operatic world alive through the facts, the history, the famous composers and their most-loved operas.

Need to Know? Opera is aimed at anyone who enjoys opera or is approaching it for the first time. Covering the rich history of the genre and key composers, it puts operas into their musical and historical context and provides helpful plot summaries of the most popular operas.

From the early beginnings of opera, through to the most modern developments, Clive Griffin covers such classics as Madame Butterfly, The Magic Flute, The Barber of Seville and Carmen.

Whether you’re a casual opera goer looking to brush up your knowledge or a music student looking for a basic introduction, this book provides you with all the information you need in an accessible way, including suggestions for listening and tips for going further.

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About the Author:

Clive Griffin is a London-based music teacher with more than thirty years’ experience. He also teaches English and Media studies. He is the author of the successful ‘Music Matters’ series of books, published by Batsford in the late 1980s/ early 1990s.

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