It’s here! Vol. 3 of Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality: Setting the Stage for Opera and Ballet is available for purchase on Lulu.com. This volume, titled The Language of Flowers: The Ballets of Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, and Maurice Ravel, is only available on Lulu.com at the moment, but keep an eye out for updates on new platforms!
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What if the lines between reality and fantasy blurred for one night? Composers Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, and Maurice Ravel attempt to answer this question through their ballets. From Debussy’s depiction of a love triangle amidst a game of tennis in Jeux to Ravel’s unique retelling of the classic fairytales in Ma Mère l’Oye, Stephen J. Trygar unravels the fantastical stories of these composers to allow those interested in attending a performance of, or listening to a recording of, these breathtaking ballets to experience the magic. Vol. 3 of the anthology Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality: Setting the Stage for Opera and Ballet provides detailed synopses, moments in the music to look out for, and recommended recordings of each of these ballets to make your night out at the ballet a more enjoyable experience.