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Opera 101 : a complete guide to learning and loving opera

by Plotkin, Fred.

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Physical Description: xvii, 494 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes discographies.
Includes videography (p. 405-414).
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-403) and index.
ISBN: 0786880252 :
Author Notes: Fred Plotkin is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera , which is the standard text in North American for discovering the glories of opera. He writes for the New York Times , the Los Angeles Times, Opera News, Das Opernglas , and Gourmet .

He lectures on music for leading institutions, including Columbia University, the Juilliard School, and the Smithsonian. Plotkin is a popular guest on the intermission features of the Chevron Texaco-Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, and many shows on National Public Radio. An expert on Italy, he has written five definitive books on Italian food and wine.

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