Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin

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characters ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Fred Plotkin Fred Plotkin ↠ 3 review review Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Written by an opera insider and featuring an introduction by Placido Domingo here is a thorough friendly and truly compl. This book is a comprehensive handbook on the history of opera as well as a guide to understanding and appreciating opera 400 years of opera are covered uite impressive In the middle of the book 11 operas are covered in detail with recommended recordings to use as you study the opera I was able to watch 3 of the 11 on the Met Opera free live stream as a I read the book and hope to go back to the book as other operas become available or I see them in personWritten in 1993 there are a few omissions that even an amateur like me noted There is no mention of the Philadelphian tenor Mario Lanza although he is primarily known for his movie roles rather than for singing in opera houses Also there are no details on female composers If the book is updated most likely it would mention L Amour de Loin composed by Kaija Saariaho This opera is one of only a couple by female composers performed at the Met in the past 100 years I have seen the Met Opera live in HD version in the movie theater and on TV and hope to see it in person somedayThis book is recommended for opera lovers opera newbies people who love drama people who like longwinded conversations and those who don t know if they should shout Bravo or Brava when your favorite performer takes a bow at the end of an opera Druids A History recommended The Mechanics' Institute Review: Issue 5 recordings to use as you study the opera I was able to watch 3 of the 11 on the Met Opera free live stream as a I White Nights read the book and hope to go back to the book as other operas become available or I see them in personWritten in 1993 there are a few omissions that even an amateur like me noted There is no mention of the Philadelphian tenor Mario Lanza although he is primarily known for his movie Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash Sammy Keyes roles The Weight of Ink rather than for singing in opera houses Also there are no details on female composers If the book is updated most likely it would mention L Amour de Loin composed by Kaija Saariaho This opera is one of only a couple by female composers performed at the Met in the past 100 years I have seen the Met Opera live in HD version in the movie theater and on TV and hope to see it in person somedayThis book is The Unicorn in the Barn recommended for opera lovers opera newbies people who love drama people who like longwinded conversations and those who don t know if they should shout Bravo or Brava when your favorite performer takes a bow at the end of an opera

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characters ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Fred Plotkin Fred Plotkin ↠ 3 review review Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ete guide to learning how to love and appreciate the opera After a brief history of opera the book includes a guide to o. There are things I didn t necessarily love about this book but I can only commend the author for daring to do the seemingly impossible For

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characters ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Fred Plotkin Fred Plotkin ↠ 3 review review Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Peratic terms a minute by minute listener's guide to 11 central works a list of recommended books and recordings and muc. A great introduction that doesn t hit you over the head with too much information while also not full of fluff either The first half of the book is a history of opera introduction to some of the technical terms and advice on considerate opera going At this point in time some of the advice on attending an opera is a little out of date as this book was published pre internet but most of it still stands The second half of the book is a list of ten recommended opera recordings and a step by step guide through them The recordings selected are truly excellent I ve attended a number of operas and viewed Live at the Met recordings than a few times but have never heard anything like this Plotkin definitely knows what he s talking about And as of this writing all of the recordings are available on spotify which makes them easy to track down It took me a long while to find the time to listen to all 10 operas but having finally finished I m really glad I did I did deduct a star from my rating because I was expecting a little bit from the sections on each opera Here and there Plotkin provides true insight but for the most part they re just synopses of the operas even though he recommends reading the synopses already before each act of the opera so I m not sure why he includes this redundancy I was hoping to get detail on the why of opera but didn t For example why is this performance considered better than others How does this conductor or singer interpret the music differently Why did the composer write in a particular style and what was the larger cultural context at the time of writing These topics are sometimes covered but only very briefly Maybe the finer points of opera are something that can never be adeuately explained but I do wish I could start to bridge the gap between appreciating opera and actually understanding it Maybe in Opera 102 With that said it s definitely still worth reading the second half to pick up on the nuggets of insight that are nestled within what is otherwise just synopsis


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  1. says: Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin

    Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin Fred Plotkin ↠ 3 review characters ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Fred Plotkin Pretty damn great with the usual caveatsTo start Plotkin really knows his stuff He's deeply passionate about opera but also he's worked in the industry so it's not that stuffy nonsense you read in Opera magazine a bunch of old timers who are interested in trading anecdotes than engaging with an evolving art form Plotkin's passion and knowled

  2. says: Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin

    Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin While the book was informative at its roots I disagree with its fundamental construction and tone Opinion is freuently stated as fact and the author's relentless praise of singular figures and operas gave a very one sided perspective

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    Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin This book is a comprehensive handbook on the history of opera as well as a guide to understanding and appreciating opera 400 years of opera are covered uite impressive In the middle of the book 11 operas are covered in detail with recommended recordings to use as you study the opera I was able to watch 3 of the 11 on the Met Opera

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    Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin Opera 101 is a bit pedantic in an ingratiating sort of way It’s also pretty informative and readable But as a reviewer here noted Plotkin can be a little creepy He seems to have trouble keeping his pants on when he thinks about opera The big problem though is that he expects his readers to buy a dozen CD sets of specifi

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    Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin After reading Ann Patchett's Bel Canto I found out about this great primer on opera It was a suggested further readingI was fortunate in finding

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    characters ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Fred Plotkin Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin Fred Plotkin ↠ 3 review There are things I didn't necessarily love about this book but I can only commend the author for daring to do the seemingly impossible For

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    Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin Opera 101 A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera by Plotkin Fred8 out of 10The scope of this book is remarkableI can only wish that the infamous Mission Accomplished could be flaoting in the wind after reading this work Only opera will still be as far away from this reader as it was when listening to the Complete GuideA masterpiece any work of art depends on the audience and some say it is about the r

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    Fred Plotkin ↠ 3 review characters ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Fred Plotkin free read Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera A great introduction that doesn't hit you over the head with too much information while also not full of fluff either The first half o

  9. says: Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin

    Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin Solid introduction to opera for the complete newbie or even opera lovers who have concerns that they have holes in their experience I'm in the second group being very light on non Italian operas Plotkin sets up the history terminology and how opera operates and then goes through top aspects of 11 major operas and specific recordings Great choice of operas in terms of which recordings and why what order to approach them and thin

  10. says: Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin

    Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Fred Plotkin What’s good about this book? The author makes clear that there is a lot to learn about opera and imparts a lot of information about opera in g

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  • Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera
  • Fred Plotkin
  • Latvian
  • 21 August 2020
  • 9780786131815