The History of Opera by Richard Fawkes audiobook

The History of Opera

By Richard Fawkes
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Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from composers Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed The History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day discusses the history of operetta. The History of Opera features more than seventy-five musical examples.

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Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from composers Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed The History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day discusses the history of operetta. The History of Opera features more than seventy-five musical examples.

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Author Bio: Richard Fawkes

Author Bio: Richard Fawkes

Richard Fawkes is a writer, director, and producer who specializes in classical music. He is a regular contributor to Opera Now, Classical Music magazine, and The Singer, and has contributed to the BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, the Daily Telegraph, She, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times, and the Independent, mostly on music and the arts. He is the author of several books, including Opera on Film, Welsh National Opera, Notes from a Low Singer, Fighting for a Laugh, and The Last Corner of Arabia, among others. His audio productions, The History of Classical Music and The History of Opera, won Talkie Awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 5.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English