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Fisher, Burton D.

Overview
Works: 471 works in 1,459 publications in 2 languages and 288,914 library holdings
Genres: Librettos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Opera programs  Pictorial works  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: ML50.P965, 782.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Burton D Fisher
Madam Butterfly = Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 70 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( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 59 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
Verdi's Aïda by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 55 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
Bizet's Carmen by Georges Bizet( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 47 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 Othello by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 43 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
Puccini's Tosca : Italian opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 22 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
Puccini's Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 21 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
Rossini's The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 20 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
Wagner's The ring of the Nibelung by Richard Wagner( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 19 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
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 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
Verdi's Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 17 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
Strauss's Salome by Richard Strauss( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly translated Libretto featuring foreign language/English side-by-side, and music examples interspersed throughout the text
Mozart's Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's Don giovanni has been considered an extraordinary work of genius, and possibly the most perfect opera ever written: "the opera of all operas."
Puccini's Il Trittico : Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 10 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
Puccini's Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 5 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
Puccini's Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A newly translated Libretto featuring foreign language/English side-by-side, and music examples interspersed throughout the text
Mozart's the Magic Flute : Die Zauberflote by Burton D Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Madam Butterfly = Madama Butterfly
Alternative Names
Fisher, Burton D.

Languages
English (251)

Italian (1)

Covers
Verdi's La traviataVerdi's AïdaBizet's CarmenMozart's The marriage of FigaroVerdi's OthelloPuccini's Tosca : Italian opera in three actsPuccini's TurandotRossini's The barber of Seville