Who's Who in Opera: A Guide to Opera Characters Joyce Bourne
Containing over 2500 operatic characters from Arabella to Wozzeck, this guide to opera provides both a source of reference and an absorbing read. A special feature is the articles written by well-known personalities from the world of opera, including Janet Baker, Placido Domingo, and Jonathan Miller, about their favourite operatic characters. There are synopses for over 270 operas and operettas, information on each operatic role, including its creator and notable performances. Important arias and ensembles are mentioned, with English translations.