A lively introduction to opera, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century
There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera--and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love
offers a spirited and indispensable tour of opera's eclectic past and present, beginning with Monteverdi's L'Orfeo
in 1607, generally considered the first successful opera, through classics like Carmen
and La Boheme
, and spanning to Brokeback Mountain
and The Death of Klinghoffer
in recent years. Musician and critic Vivien Schweitzer acquaints reader... View More...