Puccini and His OperasBook - 2000
The books have been written by renowned authorities from around the world, and are illustrated with music examples and halftones. Each begins with an introduction by Stanley Sadie and offers:
-- A chronology of the composer's life and operas
-- Synopses and expert appreciations of the operas
-- A glossary of operatic terms
-- An index for easy reference
In addition, both volumes offer information on the librettists with whom Mozart and Puccini collaborated, as well as on the most significant singers, conductors, and directors who have specialized in their work.
These are the perfect books for any opera lover to have at the heart of the opera season.