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The Complete Operas Of Puccini

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While Puccini wrote only twelve operas during a long life—three of them one-acters designed to be performed together—he has to be ranked today as the world’s most popular composer of opera. His La Bohème and Tosca are more frequently performed in the major opera houses than works by other composers, and Madame Butterfly and Manon Lescaut rank not far behind. What is the ex ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 22nd 1983 by Da Capo Press (first published January 1st 1981)
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I must agree with a review below (written by a gentleman who appears to have wandered out of the 19th century) that Osborne's book presents a lot of challenges. He doesn't really seem to respond to Puccini very well, and I suspect he was the wrong choice for writing this book, at least from an emotional level. Like the "wrong kind" of fans - those who go along to something chiefly to diss it afterward, and discuss how it "should" be done (Wagnerites are the worst at this!) - as opposed to those ...more
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Charles Thomas Osborne is a journalist, theatre and opera critic, poet and novelist. He was assistant editor of The London Magazine from 1958 until 1966, literature director of the Arts Council of Great Britain from 1971 until 1986, and chief theatre critic of Daily Telegraph (London) from 1986 to 1991. He is the only author the Agatha Christie Estate has ever allowed to produce adapted works in h ...more
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