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A handy, readable and easy-to-use opera guide by leading opera critic Rupert Christiansen, containing entries for over a hundred works, both familiar and unfamiliar.
– snapshot plot summaries
– background information on each opera
– straightforward pointers to help your appreciation of the music and production
– recommended recordings (CD, video and DVD)
– a brief overview of the history of opera
‘Highly recommended.’ Sunday Telegraph
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