1998. First Printing. Cloth. 304pp. Beautifully illustrated throughout with 237 photos, prints, historical documents, and opera ephemera. Includes 118 plates in full-color. This is a lavishly illustrated narrative history of opera's origins and evolution, fascinating for neophytes and long-time music buffs alike. Traces the story of opera over 400 years.....
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Leonid Ssabinov Vols. I, II; Letters, Articles, Speeches, Photos
Moscow: 1970. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo.(2 vols.) 552pp, 792pp.Illus. b&w photos. Collection of letter, articles speech and photos of the Russian opera singer Leonid Sobinov. Russian Text. dj of vol. ii has a couple of small chips at top of spine and corners. A couple of small marks at the.....
Lyric Opera of Chicago; 1954-1963
Chicago: Chicago, Lyric Opera. 1964. First edition. Cloth. 4to. 72pp. Illus. Black/white photographs and complete rosters for the introductory short season and first full ten seasons of Lyric Opera of Chicago. Includes a short essay by Carol Fox. Lower righthand corner bumped.
Callas Legacy (The)
New York: Scribners, 1977. Later printing. Cloth. 8vo, 224 pp. Top edge a bit sunned, light edgewear and a few tiny nicks to jacket, price on jacket marked out.
The Extraordinary Operatic Adventures of Blanche Arral
Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 2002. First edition. Cloth. 8vo. 352pp. illus. b&w. Index. Cloth. First Edition. Fine/Fine.
Icons of Opera; A History in Photographs 1900-2000
San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay, 2001. First edition. Illustrated Boards. 4to. 176pp. Illus. photographs. Index. Illustrated boards in Fine dj. Collection of photographs and short biographies of more than eighty major operatic figures of the 20th Century.1.
Tebaldi: The Voice of an Angel (Great Voices 2)
Dallas, TX: Baskerville Publishers, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 265 pp., illus. Includes CD.
The Joy of Opera
London: André Deutsch, 1996. First edition. Cloth. Large 8vo. 373pp.IIllus. b&w photos. Cloth. First Edition. Small chip to upper right-hand corner of dj. "a lavishly illustrated combination of musical history, biography, commentary and anecdote."
Some Memories and Reflections
New York: D. Appleton, 1927. First edition. Cloth. 8vo, 310 pp., illus. Covers rubbed and slightly darkened, top edge dusty, pages tanned, previous owner name and note on front pastedown, name on rear pastedown, ink marks in margins of a few pages only.
Sutherland and Bonynge; A Intimate Biography
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 331pp. illus. b&w photos. Cloth. First Edition. A biography of two of the most renowned stars of the opera world.
Molto Agitato; The Mayhem Behind he Music at the Metropolitan Opera
New York: Doubleday, 2001. First edition. Cloth. 8vo. 393pp. Illus. Photos. Written by the daughter of Arthur fiedler, the long time conductor of the Boston Pops, and has worked in the field of classical music for many years. Behind the curtains of the Metropolitan Opera House, amid the elborate sets.....
Molto Agitato; The Mayhem Behind the Music at the Metropolitan Opera
New York: Anchor Books, 2003. First Anchor Edition. Paperback. 12mo. 414pp. illus. b&w photos. "A rare, gossipy, behind the scenes look into the life of New York's Metropolitan Opera"--Town & Country.
Annals of the Metropolitan Opera (2 Volumes); Tables 1883-1985 and Chronology 1883-1985
New York: Metropolitan Opera Guild, 1989. First edition. Cloth. 4to. 1000pp. illus. 313pp, b&w photos. Gray cloth . No dust jackets.
The Metropolitan Stories of the Great Operas
New York: Norton, 1984. 4th Printing. Hardcover. Large 8vo. xxxii, 547pp. illus. b&w photos. Hardback. Contains the plots of 150 of the world's most popular operas, with lists of character roles and premiere dates, and informative biographies of each of the 72 composers represented. A Fine copy with no inscriptions.....
New York: Columbia University Press, 1937. First edition. Cloth. 8vo. 259pp. Cloth. First Edition. Bibliography of Ballads, Bibliography, Index. A study and history of the Ballad Opera, a characteristic English type of comic opera, originating in the 18th century and featuring farcical or extravaganza plots. Review slip attached to front.....
Makers of Opera
New York: Beechhurst, 1955. New Edition. Cloth. 4to. 209pp. illus. b&w. 50 b&w plates. Minor insect damage to lower portion of front cover.
The Song Continues; Great Voices 8
Fort Worth, TX: Baskerville, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 279pp.Illus. Color and b/w Photos. Includes CD. Hardback. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. First edition.
Famous Puccini Operas; An Analytical Guide for the Opera-Goer and Arm-Chair Goer
New York: Citadel, 1962. First American edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 272pp. illus. drawings of scores.Tanning on front/rear flyleaves.
Florence Austral; One of the Wonder Voices of the World
Sydney, Australia: Currency Press, 1995. First Printing. Cloth. Large 8vo. 278pp. Illus. Disography, Bibliography, Index. Cloth, First Edition. Fine in Uclipped dj. The story of Florence Austral, one of the greatest Wagnerian sopranos.
Marian Anderson; A Singer's Journey
New York: Scribner, 2000. First edition. Cloth. 447pp. Repertory, Discography, Bibliography, Index. Cloth. First Edition. Remainder stripe on bottom of book.The only definitive biography of "arguably the greatest contralto of the century."
Opera Singers; A Pictorial Souvenir with Biographies of Some of the Most Famous Singers of the Day
Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1906. First edition (1906). Cloth. Quarto. Hardcover. Unpaginated. Paper covered boards. Good. Covers scuffed, stained with cardboard exposed a corners. Internally, some light tanning on endpapers and margins of several of the leaves, hinges loose but no visible cracking. .Brief biographies of some of the leading stars.....
The World of Opera
New York: Thomas Nelson, 1956. Cloth. 8vo. 208pp. Cloth. Illus. b&w photos. Index. A guide to the whole world of opera: the repertoire, singers and conductors; the managers, audience and critics; the opera houses here and abroad. Dj is worn with a few short tears.
Opera Through Other Eyes
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994. First Paperback Edition. Wraps. 8vo. 270pp.illus. b&w photos. Wraps. Former owner's name on front flyleaf.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Rea Irvin. First Edition. 8vo. 87pp. Olive cloth with gilt lettering and decor. First Edition. Very good with lightly rubbed extremities. Some light scratches at edge of book. Some verses by Levy pasted to front flyleaf. Partial bookplate and former owner's signature on front.....
Companion to the Twentieth Century Opera
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1984. First Dodd Mead Paperback Edition. Paperback. 8vo. 653pp. Paperback. Bibliography, Index. Corner crease at upper righthand corner of rear cover. Ownership stamp at upper righthand corner of front flyleaf.