This a set of "A-Z of Opera" CDs.
This set features 2 CDs with over 150 minutes of music and a 762 page book titled, "The A To Z of Opera". Copyright 1990-2000, HNH International Ltd.
The A to Z provides a wide range of information on operas and their composers. The main section of the A to Z lists operas by title and includes, where possible, brief summaries of the plot and, for more important works, lists of characters. This is followed by a section devoted to composers and a final glossary of common musical terms. While the A to Z cannot include every opera, it does devote some space to operatic rarities as well as to standard repertoire. Also featured are lists of available Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo opera recordings, whether of complete operas or of excerpts.
Some of the songs included are, "Handel: Rinaldo - Lascia ch'io pianga", "Mozart: Don Giovanni - Madamina! (Catalogue Aria)", "Beethoven: Fidelio - Abscheulicher!", "Dvorak: Rusalka - O, Silver Moon (Son to the Moon)", and "Bizet: Carmen - L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)"
These CDs come in very good pre-owned condition. CD2 Has some minor surface and scratches. They have not been tested and are being sold as-is.