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A Tale of Four Houses By Susie Gilbert

A Tale of Four Houses by Susie Gilbert

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Looking at four different opera houses, this book tells the tales of the eccentric talents that made them immortal. By examining the opera houses in Milan, Vienna, the New York Met and Covent Garden - it illuminates developments in opera both musically and in terms of stage interpretation.

A Tale of Four Houses Summary

A Tale of Four Houses: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met Since 1945 by Susie Gilbert

Looking at four very different opera houses, this book tells the tales of the eccentric talents that made them immortal. An entertaining history of the four big opera houses - Milan, Vienna, the New York Met and Covent Garden - that illuminates major developments in opera both musically and in terms of stage interpretation. From the post-war reconstruction of opera houses to the influence of colourful personalities such as Karajan and Visconti, Callas as media-devil-cum-idol, Solti, Domingo, Pavarotti, Price and Sutherland, and finally the wide accessibility and popularity of opera today and the increasing financial pressures it faces. Susan Gilbert introduces enthralling personalities, and through them the scandals, the money, the media skirmishes and the drama that provide fascinating insights into the world of opera behind the scenes. Through the characters of the drama - the singers, conductors, directors and managers - Susan Gilbert captures that larger-than-life quality of the opera that has provided so many people with a sense of wonder and joy over the years.

About Susie Gilbert

Susie Gilbert has written widely on opera. She lives in London.

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GOR001692469
A Tale of Four Houses: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met Since 1945 by Susie Gilbert
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-08-18
976
0002558203
9780002558204
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