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Excellent Guide to the World of Opera
on 1 February 2009
Charles Osborne has already written detailed accounts of the operas of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, and Richard Strauss, and here he gives us an overview of around two hundred operas, from Adriana Lecouvreur to Zigeunerbaron, and including the major works of all the main opera composers, as well as many lesser-known works. For each entry, Osborne provides full cast-list, date and place of first performance, detailed synopsis and recommended recordings. Whether planning a night at the opera house, or an evening in with the stereo, The Opera Lover's Companion is the ideal guide.