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The history of opera for beginners by Ron David; 782.109 Dav  

A history of opera

Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker. 
782.1 Abt   
Evenings at the opera : an exploration of the basic repertoire Jeffrey Langford. 782.1 Lan  
The new Kobbe's complete opera book edited and rev. by the Earl of Harewood. 782.13 Kob   
Opera : a beginner’s guide   Alexandra Wilson 782.1 Wil
Opera for Dummies David Pogue and Scott Speck 782.1 Pog 
The golden century of Italian opera from Rossini to Puccini William Weaver 782.1 Wea    



Seven Mozart librettos


a verse translation by J. D. McClatchy.           782.12 (Mozart) Moz  
The authentic librettos of the Italian operas; complete with English and Italian parallel texts and music of the principal airs.    782.08 Aut 
The authentic librettos of the French and German operas-- Complete with English and French or German texts and music of the principal airs.      782.08 Aut 
The authentic librettos of the Wagner operas-- complete with English and German parallel texts and music of the principal airs.   782.12 Aut
The Metropolitan Opera stories of the great operas by John W. Freeman. 782.13 Met (2 vol.)   


Vincenzo Bellini; his life and his operas. 

  782.1092 (Bellini) Wei
Puccini : his life and works Julian Budden. 782.1092 (Puccini) Bud
The life of Rossini Stendhal ; translated by Richard N. Coe.  780.92 (Rossini) Ste   

Richard Strauss : an owner's manual             
David Hurwitz.            780.92 (Strauss) Hur 
Tchaikovsky : the man and his music David Brown                                         780.92 (Tchaikovsky) Bro 
Verdi Julian Budden.  782.1092 (Verdi) Bud
Verdi's Shakespeare : men of the theater Garry Wills.  822.33 Wil 
Verdi with a vengeance : an energetic guide to the life and complete works of the king of opera William Berger. 782.1092 (Verdi) Ber 
Wagner : the man and his music John Culshaw ; picture editor, Gerald Fitzgerald.  782.1092 (Wagner) Cul     
Decoding Wagner : an invitation to his world of music drama Thomas May. 782.1092 (Wagner) May 
My life with Wagner : fairies, rings, and redemption : exploring opera's most enigmatic composer Christian Thielemann.    782.1092 (Wagner) Thi  

Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! : the life of the world's worst opera singer /


Darryl W. Bullock.  782.1092 (Jenkins) Bul
The real traviata : the song of Marie Duplessis / René Weis   944.063 (Duplessis) Wei   
The birth of an opera : fifteen masterpieces from Poppea to Wozzeck / Michael Rose.   782.109 Ros  
An opera miscellany : everything you never knew about opera for buffs and bluffers / Robert Weinberg.  782.1 Wei   
Literature as opera / Gary Schmidgall. 782.13 Sch  
True tales from the mad, mad, mad world of opera / Lotfi Mansouri ; with Mark Hernandez ; foreword by Carol Burnett.  782.1 Man

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