What's All the Shouting About? An Easy Guide to Opera for Young People

What's All the Shouting About? An Easy Guide to Opera for Young People

by Wayne Klatt

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While written in a light-hearted style for young people, this short but thorough introduction to the basics of opera will benefit anyone new to the world of classical singing.

More children (and adults!) would enjoy opera if they knew more about it. With cartoons and other humorous touches, this guide answers all the questions a beginning opera lover might have. The author uses stories from the lives of composers and singers to show the development of the art from when Handel threatened to throw a soprano out a window to works about a real-life Zulu princess and the first atomic bomb. The book describes what a night at the opera will be like; lists competitions that young singers may enter; includes a glossary of common operatic terms; and provides summaries of the most famous works. All unfamiliar words and names are accompanied by pronouncing aids.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148492665
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 243 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Wayne Klatt came from a Chicago family that hated singing, but then one night he became an instant opera fan. His fondness is enriched by his love of history and classical music. With a degree in journalism / communications, he was a reporter, editor, and teacher at a Chicago news service for more than forty years and wrote a history of Chicago journalism. He also has written or co-written three crime-related factual books and a history of Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. But this father and grandfather most enjoys writing for young people, and has had stories and articles in several magazines for children.

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