Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, New & Expanded Edition
Editor: Stanley Sadie
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing (2017)
An updated version of the classic reference work, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera, this new text edition examines the history and development of opera from its roots in the theatrical choral dances of Ancient Greece through the sublime compositions of Handel and Mozart to groundbreaking works of Verdi, Wagner and beyond. Organized by era, the composers and their works, along with key librettists and performers, are placed in historical, social and cultural context through extensive introductory sections.
This comprehensive text brings to life the splendor and emotional energy of the best operas, performers and companies.