B1814. Ethan Mordden. The Splendid Art of Opera. New York, Methuen, 1980. 413pp. Index; Bibliography; Photos; DJ. - 0-416-00731-7
About the Author: Ethan Mordden's many books include THE AMERICAN THEATRE, THE SPLENDID ART OF OPERA, A GUIDE TO ORCHESTRAL MUSIC, OPERA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, MOVIE STAR, BROADWAY BABIES, and DEMENTED: THE WORLD OF THE OPERA DIVA. Most recently he brought out his first collection of short fiction, I'VE A FEELING WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE: TALES FROM MANHATTAN.
- Schuyler G. Chapin, Columbia University