Literature as opera - Gary SchmidgallOxford University Press, 1977, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the foot of the upper panel and a short, closed, tear to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Which books make operas? And what happens when literary masterpieces are submitted to the exigencies, vagaries, and traditions of the operatic stage? Gary Schmidgall examines the fascinating circumstances in which composers have found works of literature suitable for opera, and how they have transmuted into musical and dramatic terms the essential features of works that in some cases may not even have been plays.
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: [XI] 431
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