THE ROMANTIC WORLD OF PUCCINI- A NEW CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE OPERAS
by Iris J. Arnesen
THE ROMANTIC WORLD OF PUCCINI- A NEW CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE OPERAS is a 308-page book offering a brand-new theory about these famous works. Giacomo Puccini, composer of some of the world’s most popular operas, including LA BOHEME, TOSCA, AND MADAMA BUTTERFLY, was also a highly literary person who based his librettos on existing works of literature. The author argues that the majority of Puccini’s operas comprise a grand cycle that celbrates the strong, independent heroine. ($45, plus $5 shipping/yhandling from publisher, McFarland & Co., or order through Barnes & Noble Bookstores)
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