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by Denis Forman

Author: Denis Forman
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Pub Co (February 29, 2000)
Pages: 240 pages
Category: Photo and Art
Rating: 4.6
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Irreverent, fun guide to Wagner's operas in the style of Forman's hugely successful The Good Opera Guide. Sir Denis Forman was a founder member of Granada Television and for many years its Chief Executive and Chairman until his retirement in 1987.

Irreverent, fun guide to Wagner's operas in the style of Forman's hugely successful The Good Opera Guide. During that time he was personally responsible for many of Granada's major drama series including The Jewel in the Crown. Sir Denis was Deputy Chairman of the Royal Opera House for nine years.

So says Denis Forman, bestselling author of The Good Opera Guide who concentrates here on the greatest operatic composer of all - Richard Wagner. Wagner's operas erupted into the 19th-century musical world. Almost single-handedly he changed opera from being an evening of light entertainment to intense, sensuous, highly emotional musical drama.

Sir Denis Forman was a founder member of Granada Television and for many years its Chief Executive and Chairman until his retirement in. .

Sir Denis Forman was a founder member of Granada Television and for many years its Chief Executive and Chairman until his retirement in 1987. During thattime he was personally responsible for many of Granada's major drama series including The Jewel in the Crown. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Sir John Denis Forman OBE (13 October 1917 – 24 February 2013) was a Scottish executive in the British television industry long associated with the ITV contractor Granada.

Sir John Denis Forman OBE (13 October 1917 – 24 February 2013) was a Scottish executive in the British television industry long associated with the ITV contractor Granada, and with various charitable and governmental bodies in the arts. Forman was born in 1917 in Cragielands, near Moffat, in Dumfries, to the Rev Adam Forman, an Episcopalian vicar and country gentleman who later became a Presbyterian minister. The family lived in a house built in the Palladian style and were devout.

Here is an excerpt of what The Good Opera Guide has to say about Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur: The one about the star of stage and screen whose rival sends her a bouquet of poison gas violets

Here is an excerpt of what The Good Opera Guide has to say about Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur: The one about the star of stage and screen whose rival sends her a bouquet of poison gas violets. She sniffs it: snuffs it. The Good Opera Guide is not only for regular operagoers but also for people who are new to the world of opera, or indeed people who want to bluff their way through a performance! It is written with humor and is entertaining as well as informative.

Denis Forman's Guide to Die Meistersinger. Taken from his book The Good Opera Guide. Denis Forman's Guide to Die Meistersinger.

So says Denis Forman, bestselling author of The Good Opera Guide who concentrates here on the greatest operatic composer of all – Richard Wagner. Wagner’s operas erupted into the 19th-century musical world. His work was passionate and psychologically complex (Wagner also wrote his own libretti) with musical motifs (leitmotivs) to illustrate mood and character.

The Good Opera Guide will tell you all you want to know about over eighty of the most popular operas recorded on CD. It gives the plots, what to look for in the music, news and gossip about the way each opera was composed and first produced plus a trenchant citique of each one. This book will amuse and infuriate opera lovers who are opera-prone, but opera-ignorant.

Report this Document. Description: Denis Forman's Good Opera Guide - an introduction. Flag for inappropriate content. saveSave Denis Forman& Good Opera Guide For Later. How to use this guide. The operas in this guide are those that have passed the simple popularity test of having three or more versions listed in the Gramophone CD catalogue of December 1992. The temptation to let in some outstanding outsiders (Peter Grimes) and to chuck out some of the weaker qualifiers (Lakmé) has been resisted, with difficulty. Every one of the 83 operas is a guaranteed three-entry item.

It is impossible to imagine a world in which Wagner never happened. He was at the same time a horror, a phenomenon and a genius. But he was Wagner and he has left us some of the greatest work ever created by the human imagination.

So says Denis Forman, bestselling author of The Good Opera Guide who concentrates here on the greatest operatic composer of all Richard Wagner.

Wagners operas erupted into the 19th-century musical world. Almost single-handedly he changed opera from being an evening of light entertainment to intense, sensuous, highly emotional musical drama. His work was passionate and psychologically complex (Wagner also wrote his own libretti) with musical motifs (leitmotivs) to illustrate mood and character. He wrote fourteen operas including Tristan and Isolde, The Flying Dutchman, Meistersinger, Parsifal, and the mighty tetralogy, The Ring. A meglomanic Jekyll and Hyde character he died adulated and vilified equally.

The Good Wagner Opera Guide is an unpretentious, jargon-free approach to his operas for those who are opera-prone yet opera-ignorant.