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Various additions were made kobbf it before publication, and also in subsequent editions or reprints, as the subject demands constant revision and renewal, both through new works and through the discovery or revival of lesser known existing ones.

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The work in its original form was first finally edited and brought together for publication by Katharine Wright, who at the same time included some additional operas in sections that bear her initials. Its full title was The Complete Opera Book: The early American editions were copyrighted in firstand then in andby C.


Much of the additional material first appeared in a supplement or appendix to the main work.

The last opera of the main text is the Goyescas of Enrique Granadosand the Supplement is still in the English edition, p. The pre—World War II editions were enriched by a superb series of sixty-four photographs of singers in operatic roles.

In general these did not change, though opefa frontispiece of Nellie Melba as Juliet was substituted by an engraved bust of Jenny Lind in other editions. They are typically the singers of the acoustic i.

Hence in early editions the illustrations are listed in the sequence in which they appear, following the operas, but in later editions the illustrations table is alphabetical by singer. The final 11th impression in fact variant editions of the English edition was in September This constant revision reflected the fact that the book, with all its shortcomings, was the best encyclopedic opear of operas from Gluck to Mascagni in existence.

Details of specific productions were supplied by Harold Rosenthal. The text was now arranged in three main sections. Composers and synopses o;era similarly grouped by nationality in Part 3, “The Twentieth Century”, treating the period as a separate coherent whole, including an American section for Thomson, George Gershwin and Gian-Carlo Menottiand a substantial English section culminating in Benjamin Britten.


The illustrations were completely replaced with forty new photographs of post-War operatic productions and singers.

Further reprints with revisions appeared in and From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Books about opera books.

The Complete Opera Book by Gustav Kobbé

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