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Book by Pogue David Speck Scott
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"Pogue is a wonderful teacher...He can teach anybody." --Gay Talese, bestselling author of Honor Thy Father "Scott Speck is a great communicator of classical music...Concert audiences and readers alike can't help getting caught up in the joy of his subject." --David Styers, American Symphony Orchestra League Opera is weird. Everybody wears makeup and sings all the time. Even when they're singing your language, which is rare, you still can't understand the words. Women play men, men play women, and 45--year--olds play teenagers. All the main characters seem to get killed off. And when somebody dies, he takes ten minutes to sing about it. Yet, for all its weirdness, an operatic experience is an experience in breathtaking beauty. When you hear a soprano float a soft high C, or a tenor singing a love song, or a full--throated chorus in the climax of a scene's dramatic finale, you can't help getting goosebumps. Want to experience all that beauty for yourself, but don't know where to begin? Opera For Dummies is an excellent place to start. Written by an acclaimed conductor and a musical director, this friendly guide tells you what you need to know to: * Understand opera from the Baroque and Roman periods through today * Interpret characters, orchestra, chorus, and other players * Understand what's happening, both on stage and off * Choose the best seats * Identify famous operas * Build a great collection of opera recordings * Locate opera sites and chat groups online Whether you're interested in attending a live opera, want to build a collection of recordings, or just want to be able to talk about opera intelligently, Opera For Dummies is for you. Among other things, you'll explore: * The words, the music, and the people who sing it * The history of opera and the lives of the great composers * Going to the opera including tips for getting tickets, preparing for the opera, dressing for the opera, and more * Musical and theatrical conventions used in opera * In--depth synopses of the world's most beloved operas On the bonus CD you'll find: * More than 60 minutes of music compiled especially for the book * A multimedia piece for PC or MAC Wonder what it is about opera that can make a grown person cry like a baby? Find out in Opera For Dummies.Contraportada:
"Pogue is a wonderful teacher. . . . He can teach anybody."
?Gay Talese, bestselling author of Honor Thy Father
Includes lively summaries of 74 popular operas
"Scott Speck is a great communicator of classical music."
?David Styers, American Symphony Orchestra League
If you think opera is only for snobs, think again! This friendly guide brings opera down to earth, demystifying opera-speak, walking you through opera?s greatest hits, and explaining what all the fuss is really about ?unforgettable tunes, racy plots, eye-popping spectacles, and fat ladies singing their hearts out.
All this on the enhanced audio CD:
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Descripción For Dummies, 1997. Paperback. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110764550101
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