Vol. 2 of the anthology Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality: Setting the Stage for Opera and Ballet—titled Beyond the Doorway: The Operas of Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, and Maurice Ravel—is now updated on Barnes and Noble! The original edition is no longer available there, and it will continue to be updated on other platforms as well. This edition is also available for purchase on Amazon and Lulu. Keep your eyes and ears open for more updates on updated platforms.
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Not all fairytales have happy endings. Composers Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, and Maurice Ravel, through their operas, teach their audiences that love often comes with a price. Stephen J. Trygar explores these operas—from Debussy’s epic tale of forbidden love in Pélleas et Mélisande to a temper tantrum gone awry in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges—to allow those interested in attending a performance or listening to a recording an opportunity to understand the message woven into the music by these composers.