Download Historical Dictionary of Opera PDF Format Full Free by Scott L. Balthazar and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-07-05 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential information and integrate that content within broad social or stylistic narratives. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, composers, individual keystone operas, cities and terms. This book is a vital reference tool for students, teachers, and to all opera lovers, performers, and composers who seek information about the development of the genre.