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How to Enjoy Opera (Paperback)

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Opera can now be enjoyed not just in theatres but through live cinema screenings, on disc or streamed online. The enjoyment of opera will increase immeasurably with a good understanding of how story, character and music combine to create what is seen and heard. Refreshingly non-technical, How to Enjoy Opera reveals what makes opera so exciting and enduring.

John Snelson has a particular love of music combined with theatre – opera, operetta, musicals and ballet. He is the author of The Ring: An Illustrated History of Wagner’s Ring at the Royal Opera House (Oberon Books/Royal Opera House) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Broadway Masters Series: Yale University Press). He has written articles for numerous ballet and opera programmes, and has also contributed to many authoritative reference works on music and the lyric stage. John is Head of Publishing and Interpretation at the Royal Opera House.

Published: 2016
Produced by: Oberon Books 
Binding: paperback
Pages: 241
Size: 13x20x1.5 cms