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Description - First Nights at the Opera by Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly

What was it like at the opening night of Mozart's Don Giovanni or Wagner's Das Rheingold? This glittering introduction to the world of opera takes us behind the scenes during premiere performances of five extraordinary operas. "A rare and wonderful cultural history."-Philip Kennicott, Washington Post "An absorbing tangle of minutiae about performing circumstances, personalities, conventions, expectations, critical responses, gossip...This book is readable. Addictively."-Michael White, Opera Now "This thoroughly enjoyable and informative book will delight all opera lovers; highly recommended."-Library Journal

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300115260
ISBN-10: 0300115261
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x 25mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 26-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly

Thomas Forrest Kelly is Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University.

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