Saturday, 18 of May of 2024

When the Fat Lady Sings: Opera History as it Ought to be Taught

160 pages, paperback
ebook ISBN:
paperback ISBN-13: 978-0-9878492-7-4

Illustrated by Dave Donald, with a preface by Maureen Forrester

With When the Fat Lady Sings, David W. Barber turns his attention to what Dr. Johnson called that “exotick and irrational entertainment,” the world of opera. Here are stories of love and lust, jealousy, intrigue, murder and tragic death – and that’s just the stuff happening off stage, in the composers’ personal lives. Wait till you read about the opera plots. Informal yet informative, witty yet wise, this book will both enlighten and entertain you.

Dave Donald’s delightful and clever cartoons perfectly complement the text.

Get your copy now from Chapters/Indigo (Canada) / / / Booktopia (Australia) / Fishpond (Australia)