Title: Great Operatic Disasters
Author: Hugh Vickers, Peter Ustinov
Illustrator: Michael ffolkes
Year: 1980
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan London Limited
Remarks: Price-clipped
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good

 

Description: Opera is at once the grandest and, to its devotees, the most incomparable of arts. It is also one of the most accident-prone, and when things go wrong they tend to go wrong on a grand scale. In this affectionate anthology is a catalogue of some of the most memorable and hilarious of disasters from opera houses worldwide.
This is the perfect bedside book for any opera buff, and will also serve to confirm operaphobes in their worst suspicions.

Illustrated throughout with ffolkes' humorous b&w sketches.

Red cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. The jacket is unclipped and in very good condition. Pages are in excellent, unmarked condition. Extremely rare in dust jacket.

Measures 22 cm × 14 cm (8.8″ × 5.6″). 8vo. 80 pp.

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