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Anthony Arblaster. Viva la Liberta! Politics in Opera. Verso. 1997. 340pp.

Thomas Bauman. North German Opera in the Age of Goethe. Cambridge University Press. 1985. 444pp.

Ruth Bereson. The Operatic State: Cultural Policy and the Opera House. Routledge. 2002. 226pp.

John Bokina. Opera and Politics: From Monteverdi to Henze. Yale University Press. 2004. 256pp.

Wallace Brockway; Herbert Weinstock. The Opera: A History of Its Creation and Performance, 1600-1941. Simon and Schuster. 1941. 603pp.

Siglind Bruhn. Saints in the Limelight: Representations of the Religious Quest on the Post-1945 Operatic Stage. Pendragon Press. 2003. 635pp.

Sandra Corse. Operatic Subjects: The Evolution of Self in Modern Opera. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2000. 227pp.

Burton D. Fisher. A History of Opera: Milestones and Metamorphoses. Opera Journeys Publishing. 2000. 432pp.

Jane F. Fulcher. The Nation's Image: French Grand Opera as Politics and Politicized Art. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 292pp.

Anselm Gerhard. Translated by Mary Whittall. The Urbanization of Opera: Music Theater in Paris in the Nineteenth Century. University of Chicago Press. 2000. 526pp.

Ruth Katz. The Powers of Music: Aesthetic Theory and the Invention of Opera. Transaction Publishers. 1994. 224pp.

Joseph Kerman. Opera and the Morbidity of Music. New York Review of Books. 2008. 373pp.

Herbert Lindenberger. Opera in History: From Monteverdi to Cage. Stanford University Press. 1998. 384pp.

Guy A. Marco. Opera: A Research and Information Guide. Routledge. 2001. 632pp.

Simon Morrison. Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement. University of California Press. 2002. 362pp.

Ethel Peyser; Marion Bauer. How Opera Grew: From Ancient Greece to the Present Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1956. 495pp.

Michel Poizat. Translated by Arthur Denner. The Angel's Cry: Beyond the Pleasure Principle in Opera. Cornell University Press. 1992. 220pp.

Geoffrey S. Riggs. The Assoluta Voice in Opera, 1797-1847. McFarland. 2002. 263pp.

Ellen Rosand. Opera in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Creation of a Genre. University of California Press. 2007. 710pp.

Susan Rutherford. The Prima Donna and Opera, 1815-1930. Cambridge University Press. 2006. 381pp.

Mary Ann Smart. Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera. University of California Press. 2004. 247pp.

Richard Somerset-Ward. Angels and Monsters: Male and Female Sopranos in the Story of Opera, 1600-1900. Yale University Press. 2004. 325pp.

F. W. Sternfeld. The Birth of Opera. Clarendon Press. 1993. 266pp.

Hamish F. G. Swanston. In Defence of Opera. Allen Lane. 1978. 314pp.

Jeremy Tambling. Opera and the Culture of Fascism. Oxford University Press. 1996. 274pp.

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