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There are 17 books in this catalogue.
A Song of Love and Death: The Meaning of Opera
Conrad, Peter
Book Number: 66223
ISBN: 0671672630
Poseidon Press, New York 1987. 8vo. softcover. 383pp. index. Very good.
Price: $12.00

Timing is Everything: A Life Backstage at the Opera
Oxenbould, Moffatt
Book Number: 66152
ISBN: 0733317138
ABC Books, Sydney, 2005. 8vo. hardcover. 728pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good, light foxing to outer page edges, large owner's inscription on half-title. / Very good d/w rubbed on corners.
Price: $15.00

Queens of Song. Melba, Malibran, Tetrazzini, Patti, Lind And Other Divas
Gattey, Charles Neilson
Book Number: 64300
ISBN: 0214205703
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1979. 8vo. hardcover. 248pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

Yeomen of the Guard or the Merryman and His Maid
Gilbert, W S
Book Number: 30106
ISBN: 0906223067
Godfrey Cave Associates, 1979 8vo hardcover 102pp, colour frontis, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w with faded spine.
Price: $12.00

The Duenna. A Comic Opera in Three Acts
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
Book Number: 33275
Constable and Co. London 1925 Small 4to. hardcover. 106pp. colour & b/w plates. good, some foxing. / good foxed d/w with a few sma tears & chipped bottom front corner.
Price: $55.00

A Treasury of Favourite Australian Songs: With complete words and music.
Radic, Therese
Book Number: 61076
ISBN: 0859020266
Currey O'Neil. Melbourne 1983. Small 4to. hardcover. 135pp, b/w illus. very good, owner's name on half-title. / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

The Complete Phantom of the Opera
Perry, George
Book Number: 5797
Pavilllion Books, London. 1989 4to. softcover. 171pp. colour illus. very good, corners slightly bumped, previous owner's inscription on fep.
Price: $12.00

Carmen an Opera in Four Acts
Bizet, Georges, Illustrated by Corbett, Wendy
Book Number: 20595
Pagoda Books Simon and Schuster, 1987 oblong 4to. hardcover. 100pp. colour illus. very good/very good d/w.'
Price: $12.00

Madam Butterfly an Opera in Two Acts
Puccini, Giacomo, Illustrated by Palmer, Kim.
Book Number: 20596
Pagoda Books Simon and Schuster, 1987 oblong 4to. hardcover. 84pp. colour illus. very good/very good d/w.'
Price: $12.00

Pavarotti : life with Luciano
Pavarotti, Adua.
Book Number: 27714
ISBN: 1863733396
North Sydney Allen & Unwin 1992 4to hardcover 159pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

Placido Domingo's tales from the opera
Snowman, Daniel
Book Number: 28918
ISBN: 0563370459
London BBC Books 1994 8vo hardcover 186pp index, colour illus. very good / very good d/w. Behind the scenes with Placido Domingo, the reader discovers the blood, sweat and tears which go into the staging of an opera. Productions at four of the world's great opera houses are featured: Wagner's "Die Walkure" at the Vienna State Opera; Giordano's "Fedora" at La Scala in Milan; Puccini's "La Boheme" at the Los Angeles Opera; and Verdi's "Stiffelio" at the New York Metropolitan. We follow Domingo from the initial auditions through the sheer hard work of rehearsal and the hours spent alone at the piano, to costume fittings and the final triumphant performance, with ecstatic plaudits from audience and critics alike. Into this framework Snowman has woven a portrait of Domingo the man, from his early years in Spain and his operatic debut, to his rapid rise to the position of international superstar. The author also examines many questions about opera. How does Domingo compare with Carreras and Pavarotti? Why does opera cost so much to put on? Is opera merely a museum art? What will Domingo do when he can no longer sing? All this combines to bring the reader a guide to the world of opera today
Price: $18.00

Pavarotti - My World
Pavarotti, Luciano
Book Number: 30115
ISBN: 0701163232
Chatto and Windus, 1995 8vo hardcover 356pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. SynopsisnThe operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti has attained the kind of superstardom usually only reached by film and pop stars. He is the most celebrated tenor today, his concerts attended by thousands, his records selling millions. This autobiography is a candid portrait of this extraordinary artist, offering clues to his character and to his ability to move millions of people by the power of his voice and personality. It covers the major events of his life, and the operatic venues where he has enjoyed the greatest triumphs - London, Moscow, Peking, and New York. It also tells of the difficult times in his career, most notably in Milan and Chicago, and of his work in Philadelphia helping struggling singers. Finally, it tells of his family and private life, including his daughter's near-fatal illness, and his battles with his own health.
Price: $15.00

La Stupenda : a biography of Joan Sutherland
Adams, Brian
Book Number: 35137
ISBN: 0091374111
Hawthorn, Vic. Hutchinson of Australia 1986 Large 8vo softcover 351pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good, crease on cover corner.
Price: $10.00

A Voice of My Own. An autobiography
Haskell, Janetta
Book Number: 40039
Sydney, Wild & Wooley 2002 8vo softcover 335pp, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $10.00

Caruso, His Life in Pictures
Robinson, Francis
Book Number: 45712
Thames and Hudson., London, 1957 4to. hardcover. 160pp. b/w illus. Very good. / Good d/w with large tear on front panel(repaired).
Price: $12.00

Callas: Prima Donna Assoluta
Galatopoulos, Stelios
Book Number: 58723
ISBN: 0491015186
Allen & Unwin, London, 1976. 8vo. hardcover. 353pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, page edges browned. / Very good d/w.
Price: $25.00

Melodies and memories
Melba, Nellie, Dame
Book Number: 29059
ISBN: 0170056686
West Melbourne, Vic. Nelson 1980 8vo hardcover 253pp index, b/w illus. very good,. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00