The book draws on Anthony’s experiences as an opera-goer, from the 1960s to the present. It deals with the delights and disappointments from seeking out opera performances in different countries. It covers not only the obviously central aspects – music, singers, productions, opera houses and their audiences; it also provides accounts of matters such as the obtaining of tickets, operatic excursions, and ‘calamities’ which may occur.
It is anecdotal and personal, discursive, and amusing, but also informative. If you want to know more about the world of opera – what goes right and what goes wrong – you’ll enjoy this.
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