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Brand: The San Francisco Music Box CompanyFeatures: Officially Licensed Figurine Depicts the Notorious Monkey Playing Cymbals From "Phantom of the Opera" Strong, Durable Monkey Statue is Seated on a Gorgeous Gold Box & is Robed in Colorful Persian Garments Classic Wind-Up Music Box Plays "Masquerade" as the Monkey Gently Claps his Cymbal Instruments Hand Sculpted & Hand Painted Collectible Features Intricate, Colorful Details That are Perfect for Display Ideal Gift Idea; Bears "The Phantom of the Opera" Title for Enthusiasts of the Popular Musical Publisher: The San Francisco Music Box CompanyDetails: "Will you still play, even when the rest of us are dead?" Fans of the most successful musical ever created will fall in love with this striking "Phantom of the Opera" Monkey Figurine from the San Francisco Music Box Company! This ornate treasure depicts the famous monkey sitting atop a music box as it is sold at the opera house's auction. And now you too can enjoy Raoul's prized purchase. Revel in the nostalgia of "Phantom" as the delightful wind-up box twinkles the tune of "Masquerade" on its vintage 18-note mechanical player. The beautifully detailed monkey will crash his cymbals together as you listen to the charming music of the night. Hand sculpted and hand painted, this stunning statue makes the ideal gift idea for fans of the tragic tale. What's in the Box? Licensed "Phantom of the Opera" monkey figurine Fully assembled classic mechanical music player Our appreciation for your purchase A "Phantom" fan's wishes come true! Specs & Details Measures 7" tall Measures 5" wide Weighs in at 1 pound No batteries required How to Enjoy Gently wind up the mechanical turnkey Be entranced by the poignant "Masquerade" rendition Marvel at the monkey's cymbal performance Share your "Phantom" delight with friends and family! UPC: 842970044604EAN: 0842970044604Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.6 x 6.6 inches

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Brand: San Francisco Music Box CompanyColor: MulticolorFeatures: 9.500 Polyresin Publisher: San Francisco Music Box CompanyDetails: Phantom of the Opera Phantom & Christine 25 Yrs Figurine Music Box. 9.5" H. Features: Plays Music of The Night. This music box comes new in the original box,UPC: 842970050223EAN: 0842970050223Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches

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Sightings of a ghostly figure in the Paris opera house lead to a discovery of a disfigured genius who secretly lives among its passageways

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Explains how to develop an appreciation for opera by furnishing a concise history of opera, a glossary of terms, a list of books and recordings, a listener's guide to key operatic works, and advice on attending a performance

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A timeless tale of love, lust, and politics, Tosca is one of the most popular operas ever written. In Tosca's Rome, Susan Vandiver Nicassio explores the surprising historical realities that lie behind Giacomo Puccini's opera and the play by Victorien Sardou on which it is based.By far the most "historical" opera in the active repertoire, Tosca is set in a very specific time and place: Rome, from June 17 to 18, 1800. But as Nicassio demonstrates, history in Tosca is distorted by nationalism and by the vehement anticlerical perceptions of papal Rome shared by Sardou, Puccini, and the librettists. To provide the historical background necessary for understanding Tosca, Nicassio takes a detailed look at Rome in 1800 as each of Tosca's main characters would have seen it—the painter Cavaradossi, the singer Tosca, and the policeman Scarpia. Finally, she provides a scene-by-scene musical and dramatic analysis of the opera."[Nicassio] must be the only living historian who can boast that she once sang the role of Tosca. Her deep knowledge of Puccini's score is only to be expected, but her understanding of daily and political life in Rome at the close of the 18th century is an unanticipated pleasure. She has steeped herself in the period and its prevailing culture-literary, artistic, and musical-and has come up with an unusual, and unusually entertaining, history."—Paul Bailey, Daily Telegraph"In Tosca's Rome, Susan Vandiver Nicassio . . . orchestrates a wealth of detail without losing view of the opera and its pleasures. . . . Nicassio aims for opera fans and for historians: she may well enthrall both."—Publishers Weekly"This is the book that ranks highest in my estimation as the most in-depth, and yet highly entertaining, journey into the story of the making of Tosca."—Catherine Malfitano"Nicassio's prose . . . is lively and approachable. There is plenty here to intrigue everyone-seasoned opera lovers, musical novices, history buffs, and Italophiles."—Library Journal Read Full OverviewProduct DetailsISBN-13: 9780226579726 Publisher: University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 01-15-2002 Pages: 356 Product Dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)About the Author Susan Vandiver Nicassio is an associate professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet: 12 May 1842 – 13 August 1912) was a French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther (1892). He also composed oratorios, ballets, orchestral works, incidental music, piano pieces, songs and other music.While still a schoolboy, Massenet was admitted to France's principal music college, the Paris Conservatoire. There he studied under Ambroise Thomas, whom he greatly admired. After winning the country's top musical prize, the Prix de Rome, in 1863, he composed prolifically in many genres, but quickly became best known for his operas. Between 1867 and his death forty-five years later he wrote more than forty stage works in a wide variety of styles, from opéra-comique to grand-scale depictions of classical myths, romantic comedies, lyric dramas, as well as oratorios, cantatas and ballets. Massenet had a good sense of the theatre and of what would succeed with the Parisian public. Despite some miscalculations, he produced a series of successes that made him the leading composer of opera in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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