The Complete Opera Book The Stories of the Operas, together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation
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The Complete Opera Book The Stories of the Operas, together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation

By Gustav Kobbé
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  • The Complete Opera Book The Stories of the Operas, together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation By Gustav Kobbé
    • FOREWORD
    • Contents
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • The Complete Opera Book
    • Schools of Opera
    • Opera Before Gluck
    • Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
      • ORFEO ED EURIDICE ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
      • ARMIDE
      • IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS
    • ORFEO ED EURIDICE ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE
    • ARMIDE
    • IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      • LE NOZZE DI FIGARO THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
      • DON GIOVANNI
      • THE MAGIC FLUTE DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
    • LE NOZZE DI FIGARO THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
    • DON GIOVANNI
    • THE MAGIC FLUTE DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      • FIDELIO
    • FIDELIO
    • Weber and his Operas
      • DER FREISCHÜTZ
      • EURYANTHE
      • OBERON, OR THE ELF-KING’S OATH
    • DER FREISCHÜTZ
    • EURYANTHE
    • OBERON, OR THE ELF-KING’S OATH
    • Why Some Operas are Rarely Given
    • From Weber to Wagner
    • Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
      • RIENZI, DER LETZTE DER TRIBUNEN RIENZI, THE LAST OF THE TRIBUNES
      • DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
      • TANNHÄUSER UND DER SÄNGERKRIEG AUF DEM WARTBURG (AND THE SONG CONTEST AT THE WARTBURG)
      • LOHENGRIN
      • DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG
        • INTRODUCTION
      • INTRODUCTION
      • DAS RHEINGOLD THE RHINEGOLD
      • DIE WALKÜRE THE VALKYR
      • SIEGFRIED
      • GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG DUSK OF THE GODS
        • THE PROLOGUE
      • THE PROLOGUE
      • TRISTAN UND ISOLDE TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
        • THE VORSPIEL
      • THE VORSPIEL
      • DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBURG
      • PARSIFAL
        • THE VORSPIEL
      • THE VORSPIEL
    • RIENZI, DER LETZTE DER TRIBUNEN RIENZI, THE LAST OF THE TRIBUNES
    • DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
    • TANNHÄUSER UND DER SÄNGERKRIEG AUF DEM WARTBURG (AND THE SONG CONTEST AT THE WARTBURG)
    • LOHENGRIN
    • DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG
      • INTRODUCTION
    • INTRODUCTION
    • DAS RHEINGOLD THE RHINEGOLD
    • DIE WALKÜRE THE VALKYR
    • SIEGFRIED
    • GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG DUSK OF THE GODS
      • THE PROLOGUE
    • THE PROLOGUE
    • TRISTAN UND ISOLDE TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
      • THE VORSPIEL
    • THE VORSPIEL
    • DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBURG
    • PARSIFAL
      • THE VORSPIEL
    • THE VORSPIEL
    • Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868)
      • IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
      • SEMIRAMIDE
      • GUILLAUME TELL WILLIAM TELL
    • IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
    • SEMIRAMIDE
    • GUILLAUME TELL WILLIAM TELL
    • Vincenzo Bellini (1802-1835)
      • LA SONNAMBULA THE SLEEPWALKER
      • NORMA
      • I PURITANI THE PURITANS
    • LA SONNAMBULA THE SLEEPWALKER
    • NORMA
    • I PURITANI THE PURITANS
    • Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
      • L’ELISIRE D’AMORE THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
      • LUCREZIA BORGIA
      • LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
      • LA FIGLIA DEL REGGIMENTO LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT—THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT.
      • LA FAVORITA THE FAVORITE
      • LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX LINDA OF CHAMOUNIX
      • DON PASQUALE
    • L’ELISIRE D’AMORE THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
    • LUCREZIA BORGIA
    • LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
    • LA FIGLIA DEL REGGIMENTO LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT—THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT.
    • LA FAVORITA THE FAVORITE
    • LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX LINDA OF CHAMOUNIX
    • DON PASQUALE
    • Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
      • ERNANI
      • RIGOLETTO
      • IL TROVATORE THE TROUBADOUR
      • LA TRAVIATA THE FRAIL ONE
      • UN BALLO IN MASCHERA THE MASKED BALL
      • BEFORE AND AFTER “UN BALLO”
      • AÏDA
      • OTELLO OTHELLO
      • FALSTAFF
      • MEFISTOFELE (MEPHISTOPHELES)
    • ERNANI
    • RIGOLETTO
    • IL TROVATORE THE TROUBADOUR
    • LA TRAVIATA THE FRAIL ONE
    • UN BALLO IN MASCHERA THE MASKED BALL
    • BEFORE AND AFTER “UN BALLO”
    • AÏDA
    • OTELLO OTHELLO
    • FALSTAFF
    • MEFISTOFELE (MEPHISTOPHELES)
    • Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886)
      • LA GIOCONDA THE BALLAD SINGER
    • LA GIOCONDA THE BALLAD SINGER
    • French Opera
    • Méhul to Meyerbeer
    • Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864)
      • ROBERT LE DIABLE ROBERT THE DEVIL
      • LES HUGUENOTS THE HUGUENOTS
      • LE PROPHÈTE THE PROPHET
      • L’AFRICAINE THE AFRICAN
      • L’ÉTOILE DU NORD AND DINORAH
    • ROBERT LE DIABLE ROBERT THE DEVIL
    • LES HUGUENOTS THE HUGUENOTS
    • LE PROPHÈTE THE PROPHET
    • L’AFRICAINE THE AFRICAN
    • L’ÉTOILE DU NORD AND DINORAH
    • Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
      • BENVENUTO CELLINI
      • BEATRICE AND BENEDICT
      • LES TROYENS THE TROJANS
        • PART I. “LA PRISE DE TROIE” The Capture of Troy
        • PART II. “LES TROYENS À CARTHAGE” The Trojans in Carthage
      • PART I. “LA PRISE DE TROIE” The Capture of Troy
      • PART II. “LES TROYENS À CARTHAGE” The Trojans in Carthage
      • LA DAMNATION DE FAUST THE DAMNATION OF FAUST
    • BENVENUTO CELLINI
    • BEATRICE AND BENEDICT
    • LES TROYENS THE TROJANS
      • PART I. “LA PRISE DE TROIE” The Capture of Troy
      • PART II. “LES TROYENS À CARTHAGE” The Trojans in Carthage
    • PART I. “LA PRISE DE TROIE” The Capture of Troy
    • PART II. “LES TROYENS À CARTHAGE” The Trojans in Carthage
    • LA DAMNATION DE FAUST THE DAMNATION OF FAUST
    • F. von Flotow
      • MARTHA
    • MARTHA
    • Charles François Gounod (1818-1893)
      • FAUST
      • ROMÉO ET JULIETTE ROMEO AND JULIET
    • FAUST
    • ROMÉO ET JULIETTE ROMEO AND JULIET
    • Ambroise Thomas
      • MIGNON
    • MIGNON
    • Georges Bizet
      • CARMEN
      • LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES THE PEARL FISHERS
      • DJAMILEH
    • CARMEN
    • LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES THE PEARL FISHERS
    • DJAMILEH
    • Italian Opera Since Verdi
    • Pietro Mascagni (1863- )
      • CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA RUSTIC CHIVALRY
      • L’AMICO FRITZ FRIEND FRITZ
      • IRIS
      • LODOLETTA
      • ISABEAU
    • CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA RUSTIC CHIVALRY
    • L’AMICO FRITZ FRIEND FRITZ
    • IRIS
    • LODOLETTA
    • ISABEAU
    • Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1858- )
      • PAGLIACCI CLOWNS
    • PAGLIACCI CLOWNS
    • Giacomo Puccini (1858- )
      • LE VILLI
      • MANON LESCAUT
      • LA BOHÈME THE BOHEMIANS
      • TOSCA
      • MADAMA BUTTERFLY MADAM BUTTERFLY
      • LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST)
      • LA RONDINE THE SWALLOW
      • ONE-ACT OPERAS
    • LE VILLI
    • MANON LESCAUT
    • LA BOHÈME THE BOHEMIANS
    • TOSCA
    • MADAMA BUTTERFLY MADAM BUTTERFLY
    • LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST)
    • LA RONDINE THE SWALLOW
    • ONE-ACT OPERAS
    • Riccardo Zandonai
      • FRANCESCA DA RIMINI FRANCESCA OF RIMINI
    • FRANCESCA DA RIMINI FRANCESCA OF RIMINI
    • Franco Leoni
      • L’ORACOLO THE SAGE
    • L’ORACOLO THE SAGE
    • Italo Montemezzi
      • L’AMORE DEI TRE RE THE LOVE OF THREE KINGS
    • L’AMORE DEI TRE RE THE LOVE OF THREE KINGS
    • Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
      • I GIOJELLI DELLA MADONNA (THE JEWELS OF THE MADONNA)
    • I GIOJELLI DELLA MADONNA (THE JEWELS OF THE MADONNA)
    • Umberto Giordano
      • MADAME SANS-GÊNE
      • ANDRÉ CHÉNIER
    • MADAME SANS-GÊNE
    • ANDRÉ CHÉNIER
    • Modern Italian Opera
      • ERO E LEANDRO
      • CONCHITA
      • CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
      • CRISPINO E LA COMARE (The Cobbler and the Fairy)
      • LORELEY
      • FEDORA
      • GERMANIA
    • ERO E LEANDRO
    • CONCHITA
    • CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
    • CRISPINO E LA COMARE (The Cobbler and the Fairy)
    • LORELEY
    • FEDORA
    • GERMANIA
    • Modern French Opera
      • LAKMÉ
      • SAMSON ET DALILA
      • LE ROI D’YS
      • GRISÉLIDIS
      • THAÏS
      • MANON
      • LE CID
      • DON QUICHOTTE
      • CENDRILLON CINDERELLA
      • LA NAVARRAISE
      • LE JONGLEUR DE NÔTRE DAME
      • WERTHER
      • HÉRODIADE
      • SAPHO
      • CLÉOPÂTRE
      • LOUISE
      • SALAMMBÔ
      • PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE
      • APHRODITE
      • L’ATTAQUE DU MOULIN THE ATTACK ON THE MILL
      • ARIANE ET BARBE-BLEUE ARIADNE AND BLUE-BEARD
      • MONNA VANNA
      • GISMONDA
      • MAROUF, THE COBBLER OF CAIRO
      • LE SAUTERIOT THE GRASSHOPPER
      • LA REINE FIAMMETTE QUEEN FIAMMETTE
      • LE CHEMINEAU THE WAYFARER
      • LE VIEIL AIGLE THE OLD EAGLE
    • LAKMÉ
    • SAMSON ET DALILA
    • LE ROI D’YS
    • GRISÉLIDIS
    • THAÏS
    • MANON
    • LE CID
    • DON QUICHOTTE
    • CENDRILLON CINDERELLA
    • LA NAVARRAISE
    • LE JONGLEUR DE NÔTRE DAME
    • WERTHER
    • HÉRODIADE
    • SAPHO
    • CLÉOPÂTRE
    • LOUISE
    • SALAMMBÔ
    • PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE
    • APHRODITE
    • L’ATTAQUE DU MOULIN THE ATTACK ON THE MILL
    • ARIANE ET BARBE-BLEUE ARIADNE AND BLUE-BEARD
    • MONNA VANNA
    • GISMONDA
    • MAROUF, THE COBBLER OF CAIRO
    • LE SAUTERIOT THE GRASSHOPPER
    • LA REINE FIAMMETTE QUEEN FIAMMETTE
    • LE CHEMINEAU THE WAYFARER
    • LE VIEIL AIGLE THE OLD EAGLE
    • Modern German and Bohemian Opera
      • ST. ELIZABETH
      • THE BARBER OF BAGDAD
      • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
      • THE QUEEN OF SHEBA
      • THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
      • KÖNIGSKINDER KING’S CHILDREN
      • HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
      • THE GOLDEN CROSS
      • VERSIEGELT SEALED IN
      • DER TROMPETER VON SÄKKINGEN THE TRUMPETER OF SÄKKINGEN
      • DER EVANGELIMANN THE EVANGELIST
      • DER KUHREIGEN RANZ DES VACHES
      • LOBETANZ
      • DER CORREGIDOR THE MAGISTRATE
    • ST. ELIZABETH
    • THE BARBER OF BAGDAD
    • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
    • THE QUEEN OF SHEBA
    • THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
    • KÖNIGSKINDER KING’S CHILDREN
    • HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
    • THE GOLDEN CROSS
    • VERSIEGELT SEALED IN
    • DER TROMPETER VON SÄKKINGEN THE TRUMPETER OF SÄKKINGEN
    • DER EVANGELIMANN THE EVANGELIST
    • DER KUHREIGEN RANZ DES VACHES
    • LOBETANZ
    • DER CORREGIDOR THE MAGISTRATE
    • Richard Strauss
      • FEUERSNOT FIRE FAMINE
      • GUNTRAM
      • SALOME
      • ELEKTRA
      • DER ROSENKAVALIER THE KNIGHT OF THE ROSE
      • ARIADNE AUF NAXOS ARIADNE ON NAXOS
      • DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT THE BARTERED BRIDE
    • FEUERSNOT FIRE FAMINE
    • GUNTRAM
    • SALOME
    • ELEKTRA
    • DER ROSENKAVALIER THE KNIGHT OF THE ROSE
    • ARIADNE AUF NAXOS ARIADNE ON NAXOS
    • DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT THE BARTERED BRIDE
    • Russian Opera
      • RUSSLAN AND LUDMILLA
      • PRINCE IGOR
      • BORIS GODOUNOFF
      • EUGEN ONEGIN
      • PIQUE-DAME THE QUEEN OF SPADES
      • LE COQ D’OR THE GOLDEN COCK
      • MANRU
    • RUSSLAN AND LUDMILLA
    • PRINCE IGOR
    • BORIS GODOUNOFF
    • EUGEN ONEGIN
    • PIQUE-DAME THE QUEEN OF SPADES
    • LE COQ D’OR THE GOLDEN COCK
    • MANRU
    • American Opera
      • THE SACRIFICE
      • THE PIPE OF DESIRE
      • SHANEWIS, OR THE ROBIN WOMAN
      • THE TEMPLE DANCER
      • THE LEGEND
      • NATOMAH
      • MONA
      • CYRANO
      • THE CANTERBURY PILGRIMS
    • THE SACRIFICE
    • THE PIPE OF DESIRE
    • SHANEWIS, OR THE ROBIN WOMAN
    • THE TEMPLE DANCER
    • THE LEGEND
    • NATOMAH
    • MONA
    • CYRANO
    • THE CANTERBURY PILGRIMS
    • Spanish Opera
      • GOYESCAS
    • GOYESCAS
    • INDEX
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