B1782. SIR DENIS FORMAN. A Night at the Opera – An Irreverant Guide to the Plots, the Singers, the Composers, the Recordings. This slightly irreverent guide to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's great operas, including AÏDA, LA BOHEME, AND CARMEN, and describes their characters, artists, and composers. New York, Random House, 1994. 959pp. Index; DJ - 0-679-44553-6 9780679445531
“Sir Denis Forman, who had been made an OBE in 1956, was knighted in 1976. In 1981 he put out a series devoted to another of his enthusiasms, MOZART'S PIANO CONCERTOS, the subject of a book he had written in 1971. He was deputy chairman of the Royal Opera House from 1983 to 1991, and in 1994 published THE GOOD OPERA GUIDE (brought out in a new edition last year). THE GOOD WAGNER OPERA GUIDE followed in 2000.
- Philip Purser, THE GUARDIAN, 25 Feb., 2013