Who's Who in Opera, Guide to Opera Characters by Bourne
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Book by Joyce Bourne provides a guide to over 2,500 characters from over 270 operas -- not only the standard repertoire, but also important and interesting rarities. From Arabella to Wozzeck, entries give a description of the role, its vocal category, by whom the part was created, and notable performers. First edition, published by oxford University Press, 457 pp. Handsome book. Mint condition.