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Opera: Passion, Power and Politics Hardcover – 2 Oct 2017

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: V&A; 01 edition (2 Oct. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851779280
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851779284
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 2.8 x 31.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A handsome, beautifully illustrated tome. --BBC Music Magazine

Chosen as one of the Financial Times Best Music Books of 2017. A strong coffee table is needed for this handsome volume. Published to coincide with the sweeping exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, it looks at the premieres of seven key operas, examining people and places, sets, costumes and objects d art. The presentation is lavish and there are plentiful illustrations. --Financial TImes

About the Author

Kate Bailey is Senior Curator of Design and Scenography in the Theatre and Performance department of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Kasper Holten is Director of Opera, Royal Opera House, London

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