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A delightful introduction to opera, Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera teaches elementary school children what opera is by showing how it is made. "Who writes the words?," "Who makes an opera happen? "Who is backstage?"--these questions and more are answered with easy-to-understand explanations and are illustrated with whimsical watercolors by the author. From composer, choreographer, and costume designers to the conductor, lighting and special effects crew, and, of course, the singers, the excitement builds as Anne Siberell explains each person's role in producing an opera. Bravo! Brava! A Night at the Opera reveals details of the most famous operas' plots and characters along the way and includes synopses of 27 popular operas, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an index.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195139662
ISBN-10: 0195139666
Format: Hardback
(262mm x 212mm x 11mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Siberell

Anne Siberell is the author/illustrator of several children's books, including Lamb, Said the Lion, I Am Here, which won the Rounce and Coffin Club Award for Book Design and Illustration.