Provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more.
This volume offers an alphabetically arranged collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers. The profiles offer basic information such as birth date, vocal style, first debut, and most memorable roles, as well as colorful portraits of the singer's personality and vocal style, plus astute evaluations of their place in operatic history.
The Grove Book of Operas is a collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas. Each succinct yet insightful entry is written by a leading authority on the opera and includes a full synopsis of the plot, a cast list, a note on the singers in the original production, and information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background.
Provides on-demand, CD-quality streaming access to more than 3,700 albums (over 10,000 compositions) from 15 independent record labels, including CRI, Albany, Innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, Mutable Music, and more. The focus is on contemporary classical American music. Other styles represented include folk, Native American, jazz, early rock, musical theater, and contemporary electronic.
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