Other Books

During the compilation of our bibliography, we came across many great books that included opera as a significant plot point, but were not focussed on opera, or which have been listed as children’s books but are more appropriate for teenagers or adults. Many of these  but may be of interest to our readers. These items are listed below:

  • Amano (Story and Illustrations), Yoshitaka, and Edmund Shern (Adapter). Mateki: The Magic Flute. Trans. Jane Fong. 1st English ed. Carpinteria, Calif: Radical Books, 2008. Print.
  • Bellairs, John, and Brad Strickland. The Doom of the Haunted Opera. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1995. NYPL Library Catalog. Web. 12 Jan. 2015. A Lewis Barnavelt Book.
  • Berriault, Gina. The Great Petrowski: A Fable. Washington, D.C: Counterpoint, 2000. Print.
  • Brooks, Elbridge S. In No-Man’s Land: A Wonder Story. Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, 1885. Print.
  • Buchanan, Robert Williams. The Piper of Hamelin : A Fantastic Opera in Two Acts. London: London : William Heinemann, 1893. Internet Archive. Web. 25 July 2014.
  • Buckey, Sarah Masters. The Haunted Opera: A Marie-Grace Mystery. American Girl, 2013. Print.
  • Cather, Willa. The Song of the Lark. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. Print.
  • Catrow, David. The Fly Flew in. New York: Holiday House, 2012. Print.
  • Clark (Illustrator), Emma Chichester. I Have a Song to Sing, O!: An Introduction to the Songs of Gilbert and Sullivan. Ed. John Langstaff and Brian Holmes (Piano Arranger). New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1994. Print.
  • Crozier, Eric. Benjamin Britten’s Let’s Make an Opera: Audience Songs. London: Hawkes & Son, 1949. Print. Show of the Month Club.
  • Davidson, Gladys. Stories from the Operas, with Short Biographies of the Composers; London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd., c1916? Internet Archive. Web. 5 Jan. 2015.
  • Drinkrow, John. The Operetta Book. New York: Drake Publishers, 1973. Print.
  • Dulac, Edmund, Illustrator. The Golden Cockerel: From the Tale by Alexander Puskin. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950. Print.
  • Eaton, Quaintance. Opera, a Pictorial Guide. New York: Abaris Books, 1980. Print.
  • Englander, Roger. Opera, What’s All the Screaming About? New York: Walker and Company, 1983. catalog.npl.org Library Catalog. Web. 18 July 2014.
  • England, Paul. Fifty Favorite Operas: From Christoph Gluck to Richard Strauss. New York: Bonanza Books : Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1985. Print.
  • Erickson, Helen. A Young Person’s Guide to the Opera. Morristown, New Jersey: Silver Burdett Company, 1980. Print.
  • Fleischman, Sid. Disappearing Act. 1st Harper Trophy ed. New York: Harper Trophy, 2004. Print.
  • Freeman, John W. The Metropolitan Opera Stories of the Great Operas. 1st ed. New York: Metropolitan Opera Guild : W.W. Norton, 1984. Print.
  • —. The Metropolitan Opera Stories of the Great Operas Volume 2. 1st ed. New York: Metropolitan Opera Guild : W.W. Norton, 1997. Print.
  • Gass, Irene. Through an Opera Glass. London: George G. Harrap & Co. LTD, 1957. Print.
  • Goodrich, Elizabeth P. The Young Folks’ Opera; Or, Child-Life in Song. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1879. Print.
  • Grabbe, Paul, Paul Nordoff, and Richard Jones. Minute Stories of the Opera. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. Print.
  • Hamer, S. H. (Sam Hield). “The Story of ‘The Ring’ : A Short Analysis of the Plot of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung, with the Principal Musical ‘Motives’ / by S.H. Hamer. With Four Coloured Plates by Harry Rountree.” 1907. Primo. Web. 1 Aug. 2014.
  • Herbert, Susan. Catropolitan Opera. Bullfinch Press/Little, Brown, and Company: Little, Brown, 1997. Print.
  • Hergé. The Castafiore Emerald. New York: Little Brown and Company, 1975. Print.
  • Hogate, Etta Craven, Eulalie Osgood Grover, and Bertha Corbett Melcher Illustrator. Sunbonnets and Overalls. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1914. Print.
  • Holbrook, Sabra. Sir Tristan of All Time. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970. Print. An Ariel Book.
  • Ibbotson, Eva. The Reluctant Heiress. New York: Speak, 2009. Print.
  • Kline, Peter. Enjoying the Arts: Opera. 1st ed. New York: Richards Rosen Press, 1977. Print.
  • Lawrence, Robert. Petrouchka, a Ballet. New York: Random house, 1940. Print.
  • —. The Three-Cornered Hat. New York: Random House, 1940. Print.
  • Lowe, Patricia Tracy, and Ivan ︠I︡Akovlevich (Illustrator) Bilibin. The Tale of the Golden Cockerel. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell company, 1975. Print.
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Lyric Opera Companion: The History, Lore, and Stories of the World’s Greatest Operas. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1991. Print.
  • Malvern, Gladys. On Golden Wings; the Story of Giuseppe Verdi. Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, 1960. Print.
  • McCann, Jesse Leon. Scooby-Doo! And the Opera Ogre. Scholastic Paperbacks, 2001. Print.
  • Mezzanotte, Riccardo, ed. The Simon and Schuster Book of the Opera: A Complete Chronological Reference to Opera from 1597 to the Present. 1st Fireside ed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. Print.
  • Peltz, Mary Ellis. Behind the Gold Curtain; the Story of the Metropolitan Opera: 1883-1950. New York: Farrar Straus, 1950. Print.
  • —, ed. Introduction to Opera; a Guidebook. 2d ed. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1962. Print. Everyday Handbook Series no. 262.
  • —. Opera Lover’s Companion. Chicago: Ziff-Davis Pub. Co, 1948. Print.
  • —. Spotlights on the Stars; Intimate Sketches of Metropolitan Opera Personalities. New York, N.Y: The Metropolitan opera guild, inc, 1943. Print.
  • Petersham, Maud, and Miska Petersham. Get-a-Way and Háry János. New York: Viking Press, 1933. Print.
  • Potter, Beatrix, and Katharine Sturges. Sister Anne. Philadelphia: David McKay Co., 1932. Print.
  • Rice, Tim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Quentin (Illustrator) Blake. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. New York: Pavillion Children’s BooksHolt Rinehart and Winston, 1982. Print.
  • Richardson, Nan, and Alexandra (Illustrator) Young. The Pearl: A Russian Love Story. Brooklyn, NY: Umbrage Editions, 2011. Print.
  • Skolsky, Syd. The Music Box Book. 1st ed. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, Inc, 1946. Print.
  • Thomas, Maria Jose, and Claudio Munoz Illustrator. Bravo, Rosina! 1. ed. Caracas, Venezuela: Ediciones Ekar{226}e, 2005. Print. Coleccion Asi Viviamos.
  • Wagner, Richard, and Arthur Rackham. The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie. Trans. Margaret Armour. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1910. Internet Archive. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.
  • Wagner, Richard, and Arthur Rackham Illustrator. Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods. Trans. Armour Margaret. New York: Doublday & Page, 1911. Internet Archive. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.
  • Young Patronesses of the Opera, Incorporated, and Greater Miami Opera Association. A Young Person’s Introduction to the Arts through the Opera Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Stories, Games, Puzzles, Acting, Music, Languages, Costumes, Songs. Ed. Roberta Rymer Balfe and Valerie Mydske. Miami: Education Committee of the Young Patronesses of the Opera in cooperation with the Greater Miami Opera Association, 1989. Print.
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