Top 5 Recommended Books for Your Reading List
Minnesota Opera recommends our top five favorite opera reads. Explore the list below, and discover some new favorites!
Mozart’s Women – Jane Glover
Written by renowned conductor Jane Glover, this vivid biography tells the stories of the women that Mozart composed for, performed with, and loved.
Mad Scenes and Exit Arias – Heidi Waleson
Heidi Waleson’s book looks at the history of New York City Opera, and the evolution of the operatic art form.
Pavarotti Up Close – Leone Magiera
Pavarotti’s story as told by his musical coach and accompanist.
Verdi’s Shakespeare – Garry Wills
An exploration of Verdi’s devotion to Shakespeare through the writing and staging of Macbeth, Otello, and Falstaff.
Secret Lives of Great Composers – Elizabeth Lunday
Outrageous and intriguing stories about composers that may have been left out of your music classes!