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Overture Opera Guides: The Complete Collection (Half Price and Free UK Courier Delivery)

By Various Authors – Collections

RRP: £108.00

A special collection of the complete Overture Opera Guides in Association with English National Opera.

Each guide features: Experts’ articles on the opera and its performance history; Full libretto and literal translation; Thematic guide to the score; 16 pages of colour and black-and-white photographs; Discography, bibliography, DVD and website guides.
Please note that only some guides in the collection have flaps

Long may this superbly produced series last. There is a subliminal message as the Guides moved from the original pamphlets to substantial books, that they have grown up. They are certainly as valuable as ever. – Opera Now

Beautifully produced and designed … they are terrific value. – The Daily Telegraph

Companionable – that’s the first impression given by these … Overture Opera Guides – Opera Magazine

Neat little volumes they are, handy for carrying around, clearly printed and well set-out, complete with libretto and translation, discography and a generous selection of illustrations. – Gramophone

This uniformly excellent series is indispensable for the serious opera lover, all the more so now that almost all the CD companies have abandoned issuing a libretto with their opera releases, and have such scant background information. The English translations are on facing pages with the original texts, and in all respects the books are helpful and compact, and interestingly illustrated. – Michael Tanner

Also available a very special collection: the entire Calder Opera Guides series (48 volumes) for only £240 (RRP £480).

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Così fan tutte

Der fliegende Holländer – The Flying Dutchman*

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – The Mastersingers of Nuremberg

Die Zauberflöte – The Magic Flute

Don Giovanni*

Eugene Onegin


La bohème*

La traviata*

Le nozze di Figaro – The Marriage of Figaro*





Simon Boccanegra



New edition with additional material and the new series look