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Utzon and the Sydney Opera House (Penguin Special) by Daryl Dellora
Jorn Utzon designed the Sydney Opera House so that every element would be in harmony. But its construction, while it began in just that way, ended in complete discord. The visionary state government that commissioned the project was replaced by one that did not appreciate it and stopped funding it. Utzo ...Show more
The Third Line - The Opera Performer As Interpreter by Daniel Helfgot; William O. Beeman
This text offers clear guidance in making music visual. It proposes that performers study the opera's score third line - movement, focus, facial expression and vocal inflections that can be naturally derived from the interaction of text and music - to transform the score into reality on the stage.
The Magic of the Paris Opera - 300 Years of French Style by Art Gallery of New South Wales Staff (Contribution by)
The Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia - A Comprehensive Guide to the World of Opera by David Hamilton (Editor)
Unlike previous anthologizing examinations of women and musical composition, this book concentrates on the reasons why there have been, and continue to be, so few women composers. Jill Halstead focuses on the experiences of nine composers born in the twentieth century (Avril Coleridge Taylor, Grace Will ...Show more
The Golden Century of Italian Opera: From Rossini to Puccini by William Weaver
Category: Opera | Reading Level: very good
Who's Who in British Opera by Nicky Adam; Earl of Harewood (Foreword by)
This reference concentrates solely on individuals currently active in British opera. The text covers singers, conductors, composers, directors, designers, administrators, editors, librettists, teachers, translators, critics and writers. Each entry contains both personal and professional data.