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Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality:
Setting the Stage for Opera and Ballet

Vol. 1. The Operas of Francis Poulenc

In this first volume of Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality: Setting the Stage for Opera and Ballet, the stories within the powerful and thought-provoking operas of Francis Poulenc are broken down scene by scene with historical information about each opera.

Format: eBook (ePub)

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Vol. 2. Beyond the Doorway: The Operas of Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, and Maurice Ravel

Beyond the Doorway: The Operas of Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, and Maurice Ravel is the second book in the series Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality: Setting the Stage for Opera and Ballet. Illustrations were drawn by Jonathan T. Mesich.

Format: eBook (ePub)

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Vol. 3. The Language of Flowers: The Ballets of Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, and Maurice Ravel

This book is currently being written.

In the third volume of Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality: Setting the stage for Magic and Reality, Stephen J. Trygar explores the ballets of the French impressionists. From Debussy’s depiction of a love triangle amidst a game of tennis in Jeux to Ravel’s retelling of classic fairytales in Mother Goose, he provides detailed synopses of the scenarios and recommended moments to listen for in the music.

Format: eBook (ePub)


The Ballets of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:
A Performance Guide

This book is currently being written.

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