• The Opera Lively Guides - v.1 - Les Troyens

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    Opera Lively Press has published the first volume of its "The Opera Lively Guides" series, on Hector Berlioz's opera Les Troyens.

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    Description:

    No opera would be more fitting than Berlioz’s towering masterpiece to open this series of guides published by Opera Lively Press.

    "... Les Troyens is the greatest opera ever written." W. J. Turner

    "... an opera of visionary beauty and splendor, compelling in its epic sweep, fascinating in the variety of its musical invention... it recaptures the tragic spirit and climate of the ancient world." David Cairns

    The guide includes an introduction to the circumstances of composition of the piece, Hector Berlioz’s biography, a list of characters and musical numbers, and a detailed synopsis. See how Virgil’s Aeneid was adapted for the libretto, read about the opening night and subsequent performance history, and explore the real Troy and the real Carthage. Musical aspects of the piece are discussed in terms of the score and the voice types (and singers) for the roles, with links to video clips. Recordings are listed and reviewed, as are historical and modern productions. Interviews with recent performers of the work, Anna Caterina Antonacci and Bryan Hymel, are also included.

    Luiz Gazzola is the senior editor of Opera Lively, and the author of “Opera Lively – The Interviews” ( Do explore this other title as well, at www.amazon.com/dp/0615729185 )

    Amazon link for the Les Troyens guide (also available world-wide in all Amazon sites abroad): www.amazon.com/dp/0615741304

    The Kindle edition can be found here: www.amazon.com/dp/B00APSKFZW

    You can also buy it directly from us through our secure server, by clicking [here].

    Paperback: 140 pages
    Publisher: Opera Lively Press
    Publication date:
    December 17, 2012
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0615741304
    ISBN-13: 978-0615741307
    Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 0.3
    Weight: 7.4 ounces (210g.)
    List price: $9.95

    e-Book: Kindle format
    Publisher: Opera Lively Press
    Publication date: December 18, 2012
    Language: English
    ASIN: B00APSKFZW
    File size: 715 KB
    Text-to-Speech: enabled
    Lending: enabled
    List price: $3.99


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