Monarch Books presents
by Ariane Csonka Comstock
there is an easy-to-read, entertaining book which explains
the often-complicated stories of the great
These are stories from
great literature (the ones that everyone should know), with all the "fun stuff"
--Wicked Witches, Dragons, Beautiful Princesses, Evil Queens
and Knights in Shining Armour.
But... This book is
meaningful on a deeper level:
It is a Reference Work
for generations to treasure, containing:
- Stories of the
world's best loved operas- Dramatic! Readable! Fun!
- Easy-to-read phonetic guide to
- Notes on Composers, important dates
and background information
- 30 Sensitive and expressive
Illustrations by Mark
- Dozens of Historical Photographs
- 288 information-packed pages
- Rich, burgundy-red
library leather binding, lavished with gold
- Introduction to the the combined arts
- History of
opera and comprehensive index
author and musicologist Ariane Comstock has sung and
lectured for opera companies and music education programs
across the U.S.A. A popular columnist for numerous journals,
Comstock has hosted television and radio shows on the arts.
Fluent in five languages, she has translated fifteen operas,
plus the forthcoming Nabokov/Shchedrin
"Ariane Csonka Comstock proves in the deed
that she is the best qualified to write,'The Young Person's
Guide to the Opera', which one hopes will be cherished in
F. Buckley, Jr.
(Author, cultural icon,
and publisher of "The National Review")
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