By Burton D. Fisher
A whole advisor to Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman along with the tale SYNOPSIS, vital CHARACTERS within the opera, tale NARRATIVE with ONE-BAR tune spotlight EXAMPLES, and an ESSAY delivering historical past in regards to the opera and its composer, research, and insightful statement.
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The Flying Dutchman (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher