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Fisher, Burton D.

Overview
Works: 478 works in 1,505 publications in 1 language and 283,666 library holdings
Genres: Librettos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Operas  Opera programs  Stories, plots, etc  Drama  Pictorial works  Terminology  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: ML50.P965, 782.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Burton D Fisher
Un ballo in maschera = A masked ball : a grand opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 8,418 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 Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 5,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to Mozart's DON GIOVANNI, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 30 music highlight examples
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,095 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
Mozart's The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bizet's Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 4,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rossini's The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 4,804 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
Puccini's Tosca : Italian opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's Tosca is a high-voltage, powerful and sensational opera thriller that is crammed with actoin, intense, and sometimes ferocious, supercharged dramatic confrontations: a true music drama
Strauss's Salome by Richard Strauss( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 4,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to Puccini's MANON LESCAUT, 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 The marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 4,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Verdi's Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to Verdi's Aïda, featuring insightful and in depth commentary and analysis, a complete, newly translated libretto with ItalianEnglish side-by side, and over 30 music highlight examples
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 4,555 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. Puccini's La Boheme remains a treasured sentimental favorite of opera-goers worldwide. Certainly, the critic Harold Schoenberg had La Boheme in mind when he commented, "While the basis of Verdi's operas is a battle cry, the basis of Puccini's operas is a mating call." La Boheme is about youthful aspiration and tender love. Its poignant story and Puccini's soul-searching music emphasize how tragedy and grief can elevate humanity to consciousness, awareness, and maturity
Verdi's Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 4,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to Verdi's RIGOLETTO, 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
Verdi's Othello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,469 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
... Mozart's Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 4,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Madam Butterfly = Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,372 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( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 3,467 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
Puccini's Il Trittico : Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 3,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to Puccini's IL TRITTICO (IL TABARRO, SUOR ANGELICA, GIANNI SCHICCHI), featuring Brief Story Synopsis, Principal Characters, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, a complete, newly translated libretto of each opera with Italian/English translation side-by-side, an in depth and insightful Commentary and Analysis, a Discography, Videography and Dictionary of Opera and Musical terms
Wagner's The ring of the Nibelung by Richard Wagner( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 3,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera classics library explores the inner soul of Wagner's colossus of music theater. All of the Ring's mysteries are unlocked, and its immensity and complexity are analyzed and made coherent for the newcomer as well as for the seasoned enthusiast
A history of opera : milestones and metamorphoses by Burton D Fisher( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,901 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
 
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Verdi's Aïda
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Mozart's Don GiovanniDonizetti's Lucia di LammermoorMozart's The magic fluteBizet's CarmenRossini's The barber of SevillePuccini's Tosca : Italian opera in three actsStrauss's SalomePuccini's Manon Lescaut
Alternative Names
Fisher, Burton D.

Languages
English (300)