Imagine a cartoon with a lady in a red dress on stage. She starts to sing with an operatic voice and suddenly, the guests’ glasses crack when she hits a high note. Is this what comes to mind when somebody says the word ‘opera’? Many would answer “yes”, and there is probably no other genre that has been as mocked as opera has. And yet, the history of opera is a fascinating topic peppered with many interesting points.
Music lovers with an open mind, such as yourself, who try to listen to opera and learn more about it quickly understand that this is an incredible art form with a rich history and a lot to offer up to this day.
This book will teach you everything you need to know about opera to be able to enjoy and understand it. You will also get to know the most famous opera composers and learn about the plot in some of their operas. So time to put on your nicest outfit, bring your binoculars, and transport yourself to the magical world of opera!
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