Offering insights into understanding what makes opera sound and look the way it does, this guide features simple information on the evolution of opera from the Baroque to the Romantic and all the way to the 20th century. The greatest composers and most beloved operas are covered in detail.
David Pogue had a musical career on Broadway before he became one of the nation's top technology gurus. Scott Speck has conducted orchestras around the world and is coauthor of Ballet For Dummies. Together, they also wrote Classical Music For Dummies.