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This spellbinding collection of eight well-known stories was created and designed especially for children. Acclaimed author Adèle Geras has dramatically retold familiar operas such as The Magic Flute and Aida, giving us timeless tales filled with magic, love, war, friendship, and a host of larger-than-life characters. Eight popular illustrators have brought these splendidThis spellbinding collection of eight well-known stories was created and designed especially for children. Acclaimed author Adèle Geras has dramatically retold familiar operas such as The Magic Flute and Aida, giving us timeless tales filled with magic, love, war, friendship, and a host of larger-than-life characters. Eight popular illustrators have brought these splendid stories to life in a colorful array of styles. Additionally, each opera is accompanied by spectacular costume sketches and a brief biography of the composer. The end result is a truly beautiful, fresh, entertaining, and child-friendly collection for the whole family.  ...

Title : The Random House Book of Opera Stories (Random House Book of...)
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ISBN : 9780679893158
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 136 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Random House Book of Opera Stories (Random House Book of...) Reviews

  • Meegan
    2019-05-19 00:48

    I have always been intrigued by operas and when I found that “Carmen” and “Turandot” were in this book, I was sold. I had never fully read the story of “Carmen” and was surprised at the ending. The diction and physical structure of this book make it easy for children, probably ages twelve and above, to understand. I wouldn’t necessarily read these stories to a three-year-old, but there are a few stories that could be watered-down.

  • Katheryn
    2019-04-30 07:48

    This is a well done book that highlights well known operas and tells the stories in a way that is easy for young children to follow and understand. Mozart's Magic Flute, Verdi's Aida, George Bizet's Carmen, Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen, Puccini's Turandot, Rossini's Cinderella, Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel, and Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges are some of the operas included. The illustrations are well done too.

  • Hannah Walsh
    2019-05-07 08:33

    I got this from the library because I was really interested in knowing the stories of some of the most famous operas :) This book was pretty fun, and the illustrations were nice - I wasn't very impressed with the writing though.

  • Camille Torres-kelly
    2019-04-25 01:41

    I loved these stories; but I couldn't bring myself to like the characters, especially the female ones. They are so selfish and pathetic. I wanted to punch them in the stomach. Still, they're great if you're in the mood for some dramatic, romantic tragedy.