The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Opera on Video by
Call Number: ML158.6.O6 M47 1997
Publication Date: 1997
This companion volume to The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera (Norton, 1993) consists of newly written reviews of operatic performances released in the United States in VHS or laserdisc format. The reviews are written by experienced opera critics from Opera News, the New York Times, and other outstanding publications. Some 150 operas by 57 composers are covered. Each review includes information on cast, presence of subtitles, background information on the work, a review of each performance, and recommendations. Some reviews are strongly critical, which is understandable given the varying technical and musical qualities described. This newer work includes more citations to performances of individual works than Sharon G. Almquist's Opera Mediagraphy (Greenwood, 1993), which provides only citations to reviews, as do several other older works. This makes the Metropolitan Opera guide a desirable choice for libraries with an interest in video or opera.?James E. Ross, Seattle
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