Opera: The Basics offers an excellent introduction to four centuries of opera. Its easy to follow sections explore topics including:
With key notes, discography and videography, this is the ideal book for students and interested listeners who want to learn more about this important musical genre.
"Clear and well-organized." -- Ellen Rosand, Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Yale University
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.
Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.