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The Portable Kobbe's Opera Guide
For 70 years, this guide has been the world's foremost work on opera--an incomparable single-volume guide. Now, for the first time, Kobbes is available in a pocket-size paperback that will make it immediately accessible to a new generation of music lovers. All the essential information is included for more than 200 operas--from Mozart and Handel to the 20th-century masters ...more
Paperback, 470 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Perigee Trade
(first published March 27th 1994)
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A handy, small-size guide to all the opera's you're ever likely to want to see or listen to, with plot outlines and brief synopses. Take it with you and save on the official programme... I pop down to Covent Garden occasionally when there's something on. The first opera I fell in love with was Aida. Also like Don Carlos and The Magic Flute, which sometimes comes round at Christmas. I've been listening to Handel operas on All Opera Musick, an US radio station I found on Itunes on my desktop just ...more
Gustav Kobbé, M.A. was an American music critic and author, best known for his guide to the operas, The Complete Opera Book, first published (posthumously) in the United States in 1919 and the United Kingdom in 1922.More about Gustav Kobbé...