Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Results 1 – 30 of 44 The Complete Opera Book by Gustave Kobbe and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Definitive Kobbe’s Opera Book has 41 ratings and 4 reviews. Sammy said: Just grand. Detailed synopses of hundreds of opera plots, with comments on th.

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Tomijo Gale rated it it was amazing Jun 12, The work in its original form was first finally edited and brought together for publication by Katharine Wright, who at the same time included some additional operas in sections that bear her initials.

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Kelsey rated it really liked it Jan 19, Andrew West rated it it was amazing Nov 29, The illustrations were completely replaced with forty new photographs of post-War operatic productions and singers. Mossel rated it liked it May 28, We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Craig Thomson rated it it was okbbe Nov 03, Books about opera books.

Lists with This Book. This constant revision reflected the fact that the book, with all its shortcomings, was the best encyclopedic account of operas from Gluck to Mascagni in existence.

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Sometimes, a composer is introduced in a sentence, and then just their operas given. A very worthy read.


I know we live in an era of Wikipedia, but one kpbbe the delights of a book like this is its source as an all-out reference guide. Carmen rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Valerie rated it really liked it Oct 04, Much of the additional material first appeared in a supplement or appendix to the main work. Want to Read saving…. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. They are typically the singers of the acoustic i.

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Jan 21, Bill Daniels rated it it was amazing. Bill rated it really liked it Jun 12, Laurel rated it it was amazing Jan 04, It’s my nostalgia machine for my lifelong operalove. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

After his death, the collection has been revised again kkbbe times. Jenny rated it really liked it Nov 12, By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This is endlessly confusing although to be expected of a reputable reference text. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The plus-side of later versions is, of course, a wider variety of operas – both new works and works that were unknown or not in vogue during Kobbe’s time.

The new pocket edition, at a price accessable to the huge new audience for opera, has been redesigned and operx, existing entries have been rewritten, and okbbe operas included.


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Articles with Project Gutenberg links. But it is a large and relatively expensive book. Daniel Redmond Roche rated it it was amazing May 22, Richard rated it it was amazing Jul 06, I would sit in my opsra apartment and peruse the different stories, crack it open whenever we were talking about a composer and started wondering what other works they’d written, tried my best to sight sing just what Elektra’s “Agamemmnon” sounded like.

However, these are personal tastes, and I’m sure others would have their own. Mar 25, Sammy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kobbe is the only book which kpbbe the libretti of the world’s opera, describes their music and gives a history of their performance within a single volume. Veda rated it really liked it Jan 27, Composers and synopses were similarly grouped by nationality in Part 3, “The Twentieth Century”, treating the period as a separate coherent whole, including an American section for Thomson, George Gershwin and Gian-Carlo Menottiand a substantial English section culminating in Benjamin Britten.

The final 11th impression in fact variant editions of the English edition was in September I am an halfway Opera fan. Steven rated it it was amazing Sep 06,