Opera Today

Meirion Harries, Author St. Martin's Press $0 (0p) ISBN 978-0-312-58675-1
Readers are unlikely to find a more wide-ranging and informative book about the contemporary world of opera than this exceptionally well-done study by two British music writers. Smoothly combining their own insightful observations with pertinent, revealing remarks from established singers, conductors, directors, designers, etc. (including Ileana Cotrubas, Norman Bailey, Peter Sellars, John Dexter and other luminaries), the Harrises take the reader right onto various opera stages around the world (ENO, Vienna, Covent Garden, La Scala, the Met) in this illustrated work. They cover virtually every aspect of opera production, skillfully balancing the opposing views they liberally quote, including everything from set and lighting design to the singer's preparation and what happens on stage during the performance. Opera lovers will not want to miss this backstage tour. (December 15)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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