Operas in German: A Dictionary


"Griffel has prepared a valuable guide to German opera that can be used profitably by both scholars and amateur devotees of opera. The main body of the dictionary provides a discussion of about 380 operas composed to a German text. The alphabetically organized entries include information on German premieres, as well as first performances in Britain and the US, brief plot summaries, listings of major roles, and occasional historical and analytical remarks. . . . Operas in German will, no doubt, serve as one of the major reference sources for any type of research on German opera. Highly recommended." Choice

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Bertolt Brecht
  • Clemens Krauss
  • Heinrich Schütz
  • Martin Opitz
  • Ottavio Rinuccini
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990