This is the four-book collection of the best-loved operas ever written, accompanied by a full recording of each production on CD.
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This is the four-book collection of the best-loved operas ever written, accompanied by a full recording of each production on CD. The set features Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Boheme, Verdi’s La Traviata and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Each book includes a history of the opera, a synopsis of the story, and the complete libretto in both its original language and English, including track-by-track commentary. Plus, dozens of photos and illustrations depict great scenes, singers, performances, and more. The accompanying CDs feature collaborations among opera's most esteemed performers, from singers Beverly Sills (Violetta Valery), Grace Bumbry (Carmen), and Nicolai Gedda (Rodolfo) to conductors Daniel Barenboim and Thomas Schippers, to ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The English Chamber Orchestra. The CDs store in sleeves inside each book. 71/2" H x 51/2" W x 3" D. (4 lbs.)