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Arabella - English National Opera Guide 30

Arabella - English National Opera Guide 30 $22.99

Richard Strauss

Published by John Calder Publications

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera, providing stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original

Written in 1927, Arabella is a portrait partly romanticized, partly factual of Habsburg Vienna in the 1860s

It is also a celebration of the profound importance of courage, and the ability to forgive in love

Our sympathies are not only drawn to Arabella, who waits for "the right man" to come, but to her younger sister, who breaks with conventional morality in the cause of her love

This opera is a moving testament to Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who died before it was completed, and it remains one of the best-loved products of his twenty five year collaboration with Strauss.

REVIEWS

'Brilliantly produced and superb value' ~ Sunday Times

'All these will provide the new opera-goer with food for thought' ~ Daily Telegraph

'Wholehearted recommendation of this valuable new series' ~ TLS

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