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The Faber Pocket Guide to Opera

Wednesday 26 March 2014

1 Hour


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Author and leading opera critic Rupert Christiansen talks to broadcaster David Freeman about his handy guide to opera, interspersed by excerpts from some of his favourite recordings.

Christiansen is opera critic of the Daily Telegraph and a member of the editorial board of Opera magazine. His pocket guide to opera contains entries for more than 100 works, both well known and lesser known. He recommends recordings and provides a straightforward guide to appreciating opera.

Christiansen is author of several books including Prima Donna, Romantic Affinities, Paris Babylon, The Visitors and Arthur Hugh Clough, and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.