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The History of Opera For Beginners
Ron David, Illustrations by Sarah Woolley
ISBN: 9781934389799
Book (Paperback)
For Beginners
$16.99
6 x 9
176 pages
B&W Illustrations throughout
November 26, 2013


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The History of Opera For Beginners is a humorous, little book which starts with the radical assumption that Opera is just plain old music, rather than the highbrow, inaccessible music that everyone assumes it to be. The reader will learn the difference between Italian and German Opera and why you donít have to study a new language to enjoy Opera.

The History of Opera For Beginners is an ideal introduction for people who are convinced that opera is solely for those refined few who were born listening to arias. Written in short, humorous, and informative chapters, and laced with some of the opera world's juiciest anecdotes, this guide is sure to convert even the most ambivalent of music lovers.

Ron David, a former editor-in-chief of the For Beginners series, is also the author of Toni Morrison Explained: A Readerís Road Map to the Novels (Random House, 2000). Previous works for For Beginners include Arabs & Israel For Beginners, Jazz For Beginners, and Opera For Beginners. Ron has been a guest lecturer on all of these subjects across the United States, and he has been awarded a NJ State Council for the Arts fellowship for his novel-in-progress, The Lebanese Book of the Dead. He lives in Kihei, Hawaii, with his wife, the designer Susan David.
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