Originally published early 1900s. This entertaining book aims to present all the incidents of each libretto in the clear, readable form of a short story. This illustrated work will prove of great interest to all opera goers and lovers of dramatic tales. Over fifty stories conclude with short biographies of the various composers. Many of the earliest music books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.