The Faber Pocket Guide to Opera: New Edition

The Faber Pocket Guide to Opera: New Edition

by Rupert Christiansen

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This new edition of leading opera critic Rupert Christiansen's perennially popular Pocket Guide has between extensively revised, and incorporates many more operas from all periods, including recent works by Philip Glass, Mark Anthony Turnage, Thomas Adès and George Benjamin.

Whether you are a first-timer at La Boheme or a seasoned Wagnerian, every opera-goer can benefit from a little background information, and this book aims to provide just that. Accessible and easy-to-use, it contains entries for over a hundred works, both familiar and unfamiliar.

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ISBN-13: 9780571307838
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 439
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rupert Christiansen was born in London and educated at the universities of Cambridge and Columbia. As well as several books of cultural history, he has written about opera for many publications, including the Spectator, the Observer, the Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Since 1966 he has been opera critic of the Daily Telegraph and a regular broadcaster.
He also sits on the editorial board of Opera magazine and the jury for the Birgit Nilsson Prize. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1997.

Rupert Christiansen has been dance critic for The Mail on Sunday since 1995, and has written on dance-focused subjects for many publications in the UK and USA, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's and Queen, The Observer, Daily Telegraph, The Literary Review, Dance Now and Dance Theatre Journal. He was opera critic and arts correspondent for the Daily Telegraph 1996-2020, and is the author of a dozen non-fiction books, including the Pocket Guide to Opera and The Complete Book of Aunts (both published by Faber). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1997 and lives in London.

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