Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Results 1 – 30 of 44 The Complete Opera Book by Gustave Kobbe and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Definitive Kobbe’s Opera Book has 41 ratings and 4 reviews. Sammy said: Just grand. Detailed synopses of hundreds of opera plots, with comments on th.

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Tomijo Gale rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Anonymous rated it it was amazing May 06, This is a wonderful, reputable kpbbe to the world of opera. Return to Book Page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The plus-side of later kibbe is, of course, a wider variety of operas – both new works and works that were unknown or not in vogue during Kobbe’s time.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Kelsey rated it really liked it Jan 19, Jenny rated it really liked it Nov 12, This is, from what I’ve read, the definitive book on opera.

I would sit in my dad’s apartment and peruse the different stories, crack it open whenever we were talking about a composer and started wondering what other works they’d written, tried my best to sight sing just what Elektra’s “Agamemmnon” sounded like. Valerie rated it really liked it Oct 04, Open Preview See a Problem? A few caveats depending on your tas Just grand. Kobbe is the only book which summaries the libretti of the world’s opera, describes their music and gives a history of their performance within a single volume.


Kobbe’s original text was revised several times. Published September 2nd by Putnam Adult first published November 27th The text was now arranged in three main sections.

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Description The New Pocket Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book is the koobbe leading reference work on opera, and in the words of Bernard Levin ‘no single-volume operatic guide can possibly compare with it’. Retrieved from ” https: I know we live in an era of Wikipedia, but one of the delights of a book like this is its source as an all-out reference guide.

O’Neill rated it really liked it Jan 02, Views Read Edit View history. How do I love this book This constant revision reflected the fact that the book, with all its shortcomings, was the best encyclopedic account of operas from Gluck to Mascagni in existence. Andrew West rated it kpbbe was amazing Nov 29, Lauren Hines rated it it was amazing Dec 17, In general these did not change, though the frontispiece of Nellie Melba as Juliet was substituted by an engraved bust of Jenny Lind in other editions.

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Just check which edition you’re getting, so you’re aware how up-to-date it will be! Max rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Apr 26, Lisa Harmonybites rated it it was amazing Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Jan 21, Bill Daniels rated it it was amazing. What I like so much about this book is not just that each opera has a discussion of the music and a synopsis of the story, but landmark productions are noted, so you’d know that up to at least, that famous singers in the title role of La Traviata include Patti, Melba, Tetrazzini, Ponselle, Schwarzkopf, Callas, Freni, etc.


Clara rated it really liked it Sep 15, Kobbspages. Veda rated it really liked it Jan 27, No trivia or quizzes yet. The illustrations were completely replaced with forty new photographs of post-War operatic productions and singers.

As the flyleaf says, “Kobbe is to opera what Bartlett is to quotations. Ronald Wise rated it liked it Nov 13, After his death, the collection has been revised again several times.

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On the kkbbe hand, newer versions sometimes feel the need to ‘condense’. Unlike the previous edition, it is now simply arranged, alphabetically by composer.

The last opera of the main text is the Goyescas of Enrique Granadosand the Supplement is still in the English edition, p. Want to Read saving…. Mar 25, Sammy rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, these are personal tastes, and I’m sure others would konbe their own.

It’s my nostalgia machine for my lifelong operalove.

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