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Opera is the one consultant to the examine writings on all features of opera. This moment variation offers 2,833 titles--over 2,000 greater than the 1st edition--of books, components of books, articles and dissertations with complete bibliographic descriptions and demanding annotations. clients will locate the center literature at the operas of 320 person composers and information of operatic lifestyles in forty three international locations. All appropriate works via to November 1999 were thought of, protecting greater than fifteen years of literature because the first variation was once released.
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Operas in German: A Dictionary. New York: Greenwood, 1990. xxviii, 735p. ISBN 0-313-25244-0. ML102 O6 G75. A title list of 380 operas with German libretti, covering 1627–1989, with premiere data, plot, and program notes. Also an appendix of 1,250 other titles without details. All the composers were born before 1919, so most recent works are excluded. An earnest effort, but in sum it is useful only to someone who has to see a list of German operas. Good bibliography; index of characters and performers.
Langhans: “Seating,” 283–292, and “Theatre Architecture,” 709–722. Plans are given for La Scala, King’s Theatre Haymarket, Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Staatsoper, Palais Garnier (Paris), the new Metropolitan Opera, Bastille Opera, and Bayreuth Festspielhaus. There is also a useful glossary of terms in English, French, German, and Italian. 126. Kaufman, Thomas G. ” DSJ 5 (1984): 317– 381. ) A very useful list of about 400 works that include annals (chronologies of performances) in individual opera houses.
O6 F36. Articles for composers, singers, and others connected with operatic matters; extensive treatment of about 200 operas (plot, premiere data; titles in original language and German), cities—a strong feature—and terms. No attribution to authors of the articles, so it seems Fath wrote them all. Some bibliographies with the articles; index of opera titles but no general index. 52. Riemann, Hugo. Opern-Handbuch. 2nd ed. Leipzig: H. ]. 862p. O6 R5. There is no date in this revised edition; the first edition appeared in 1887 and a supplement in 1893 (included in the revision).