A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: After amusing the world with her feline versions of famous paintings and the favorite plays of Shakespeare, Susan Herbert now turns her witty paintbrush to the great operas. With a captivating variety of operatic scenes and set pieces, Herbert's latest will delight all who enjoyed the artist's previous books. 32 color illustrations.
Review: This is a book of great wit, filled with tremendous amusement value for Opera lovers, for cat fanciers, and, especially, for cat-fancying opera lovers. Susan Herbert's delicious portraits of cats in familiar operatic costumes And settings -- from the cover portrait of a spear-carrying, breast-plated feline Brunnhilde in winged helmet (ho-jo-to-ho!) to the closing ensemble of garret-dwelling Bohemians--evoke familiar stage pictures, but with startlingly different occupants for those customary costumes. Don't miss the coronation portrait of Boris Godunov, complete with tiny cat icons on the collar of his robe, the presentation of Der Rosenkavalier's silver rose, the Queen of the Night as an angry white Persian or Herbert's evocation of the moment when Floria Tosca places the cross on the chest of the recently deceased Baron Scarpia. Wagnerians will particularly appreciate the scene from Act III of Die Walkuere, when Brunnhilde, lugging the unconscious Sieglinde, beseeches the aid of her spear-toting sisters, and the moment in Das Rheingold in which the giants haul away the goddess Freia as payment for The building of Valhalla; the giants are played by bulldogs. Along with Herbert's full-color paintings, the operas are illustrated with small, pen-and-ink drawings of other characters: Rosina in Barber of Seville, Tatyana in night gown, writing her letter to Eugene Onegin, Sieglinde slipping a sleeping potion into Hunding's drinking horn--and isn't that Die Meistersinger's jealous pedant Beckmesser on the title page? The "authorized history" of the Catropolitan Opera, by Bill Meadowcane, is less effective than the pictures, and he has, further, done a bit of miscasting in some operas. A few scenes are mislabeled. Still, these are just quibbles about a most enjoyable picture book, a pleasure both for children who know little or nothing about the opera, and for adults who know a great deal. --Sarah Bryan Miller
Título: The Catropolitan Opera: The Centenary ...
Editorial: Bulfinch Pr
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0821224352I5N00
Descripción Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0821224352I3N00
Descripción Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0821224352I3N10
Descripción Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Nº de ref. de la librería G0821224352I4N00
Descripción Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Excellent condition with minimal visible wear. Nº de ref. de la librería G0821224352I2N00
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Nº de ref. de la librería 34FCH7000PKB_ns
Descripción Bulfinch Pr, 1997. Estado de conservación: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Nº de ref. de la librería 2796906492
Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. The dust jacket is missing. Nº de ref. de la librería 467EJX0013WE
Descripción Bulfinch Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0821224352
Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería P-115-64