Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Opera For Beginners is a humorous, irreverent little book that starts with the radical assumption that Opera is just plain ol' music. Not snob music. Not uppity music. Gettin' down music! Italian Rock'n'roll, R&B Gospel, let-it-all-hang-out music. "If you must know the truth," David writes, "in Detroit where I grew up, there weren't a lot of Opera houses. I was brought up on Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Elvis the Pelvis, the Drifters, Platters, Ella, Sinatra, Miles, Coltrane, Mahalia, Beatles, Stones, Aretha ... in other words ... Real music! Which is why I'm the perfect person to introduce you to Opera."
The book builds from the similarity between specific Opera singers and "normal" singers (e.g., Maria Callas/Billie Holiday; Caruso/Mahalia Jackson; Benjamino Gigli/Smokey Robinson), points out the essentially Operatic styles of many pop singers, and the profound similarity between Opera and Gospel singing. (It's no accident that African-American sopranos are singing in Opera houses all over the world!)
Opera For Beginners explains the differences between Italian and German Opera - it's more than just the language - and why you don't have to understand Italian, German, French or Rap to enjoy Opera.
David's enthusiasm and wit are sure to entice many Opera-haters to give Opera a chance. And Paul Gordon's spot-on cartoons illustrate the text, carry on dialogues with it, wisecrack it, create stories alongside it, sprinkle it lavishly with motifs...enough!
Título: Opera for Beginners (Writers and Readers ...
Editorial: Writers & Readers
Año de publicación: 1995
Condición del libro: Good
Edición: illustrated edition.
Descripción Writers & Readers, 1995. Estado de conservación: Very Good. illustrated edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP76773848
Descripción Writers and Readers Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Shipped from the UK. EXPRESS DELIVERY AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000316792
Descripción Writers & Readers, 1995. Estado de conservación: Fair. illustrated edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP89550491
Descripción Writers & Readers, 1995. Estado de conservación: Good. illustrated edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP89836225
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR005449127
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001674498
Descripción Writers & Readers Publishing, Incorporated. Paperback. Estado de conservación: As New. Almost in new condition. Book shows only very slight signs of use. Cover and binding are undamaged and pages show minimal use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0863160867I2N00
Descripción Writers & Readers Publishing, Incorporated. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería G0863160867I4N00
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 34FG59000GXD_ns
Descripción Writers & Readers. Paperback. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2803728575