A very bad selection of titles. Too unbalanced. Eight operas of Meyerbeer and 12 of Wagner seems too much, whereas Mozart has only three titles covered! Masterpieces such as Verdi's La Forza del Destino, Don Carlo and Nabucco are not even mentioned. Who were Auber, Balf, Boieldieu, Delibes and a lot others? How can the author call this list "Standard Operas"? Last, but not least, lots of imprecisions in the composers' biography. I have simply deleted this garbage in my Kindle, so that as not to remember I have once seen it.