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Fisher, Burton D.

Overview
Works: 544 works in 1,614 publications in 1 language and 290,090 library holdings
Genres: Librettos  Musical settings  Autobiographies  Opera programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Stories, plots, etc  Drama  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: ML50.P965, 782.12
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Most widely held works by Burton D Fisher
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of star-crossed lovers in 18th century Scotland. Lucia falls in love with her brother Enrico's bitter enemy, Edgardo. Enrico tricks Lucia into marrying Lord Arturo. In a mad fit, Lucia murders her husband and dies. Upon hearing the news that his love is dead, Edgardo stabs himself to join her
Bizet's Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 4,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, a complete newly translated Libretto with foreign language and english side-by-side, an in depth Commentary and Analysis, selected Discogaphy and Videography, and a Dictionary of Opera and Musical Terms
Puccini's Tosca : Italian opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to Puccini's TOSCA, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 20 music highlight examples
Puccini's Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 4,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly translated Libretto featuring foreign language/English side-by-side, and music examples interspersed throughout the text
Verdi's La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- Engaging Commentary and Analysis about the composer, the opera and its characters.-- Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples-- A complete Libretto (newly translated) that incorporates Music Highlight Examples-- A Discography-- A Videography-- A Dictionary of Opera and Musical TermsEach Opera Classics Library edition is a comprehensive guide and complete analysis and evaluation of a specific opera; each is a unique "encyclopedia" that integrates important and pertinent information about each timeless classic. The objective of Opera Classics Library is to unlock opera's mysteries for the general audience, and enlighten and educate. Understanding and knowledge are the master keys to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of this great art form. Alexandre Dumas, in the final words of his novel, La Dame aux Camelias, dutifully summed up the sense of poignancy that became the basis of one of Verdi's most treasured operas: "Sleep in peace, Marguerite! Much will be forgiven you for you have greatly loved." La Traviata is an intimate portrait of a woman's agonizing defeat against the forces of destiny. Verdi's music score is a tone poem that musically captures the story's profound human passions and psychological depth
Mozart's The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 4,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story set in the Latin Quarter in Paris amongst the Bohemian students, whose hectic gaiety only partially masks their despair and pain
Verdi's Othello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- Engaging Commentary and Analysis about the composer, the opera and its characters.-- Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples-- A complete Libretto (newly translated) that incorporates Music Highlight Examples-- A Discography-- A Videography-- A Dictionary of Opera and Musical TermsEach Opera Classics Library edition is a comprehensive guide and complete analysis and evaluation of a specific opera; each is a unique "encyclopedia" that integrates important and pertinent information about each timeless classic. The objective of Opera Classics Library is to unlock opera's mysteries for the general audience, and enlighten and educate. Understanding and knowledge are the master keys to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of this great art form. After the tremendously successful premier of Otello, Verdi responded to his librettist Arrigo Boito's enthusiastic congratulations: "Congratulations to HIM -- to Shakespeare, the immortal bard." Verdi's Otello represents the ultimate flowering of the composer's musico-dramatic genius, a milestone in Italian opera whose portrait of a tragic human conflict becomes intensified by the emotive power of its music
Madam Butterfly = Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly translated Libretto featuring foreign language/English side-by-side, and music examples interspersed throughout the text
Puccini's Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 3,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot, considered by many Puccini's magnum opus, is an incredible operatic masterpiece, a remarkable blend of heroic grandeur, exoticism, and powerful romantic and poignant sentimentalism
Mozart's Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 3,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete, newly translated libretto featuring foreign/English translation side-by-side, plus music examples
Rossini's The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 3,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 35 music highlight examples
... Mozart's Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 3,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's The marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 3,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation A complete, newly translated LIBRETTO of Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO featuring Music Highlight Examples and Italian/English translation side-by-side
Verdi's Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 3,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Verdi's Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 3,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Strauss's Salome by Richard Strauss( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 2,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of opera : milestones and metamorphoses by Burton D Fisher( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a comprehensive history of modern opera, from the Camerata innovations to Minimalism and contemporary opera. What are the historic milestones? Who were the innovators? How did their innovation affect the future of opera? 18 Milestone operas are featured and analyzed, including story narrative of the operas and over 300 music examples. - Publisher
Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana = Rustic chivalry. Leoncavallo's I pagliacci = The clowns by Pietro Mascagni( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 2,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bizet's CarmenPuccini's Tosca : Italian opera in three actsPuccini's Manon LescautVerdi's La traviataMozart's The magic fluteLa BohèmeVerdi's OthelloMadam Butterfly = Madama Butterfly
Alternative Names
Fisher, Burton D.

Languages
English (262)