Best known for his fundamental work on acting, Stanislavski was deeply drawn to the challenges of opera. His brilliant chapters here on Russian classics--Boris Gudonov and The Queen of Spades among them--as well as La Boheme will amaze and delight lovers of opera. Also includes 12 musical examples.

chapter 1|45 pages

In the Opera Studio

chapter 2|106 pages

Eugene Onegin

chapter 3|59 pages

The Tsar's Bride

chapter 4|58 pages

La Bohème

chapter 5|35 pages

A May Night

chapter 6|32 pages

Boris Godunov

chapter 7|28 pages

The Queen of Spades

chapter 8|11 pages

The Golden Cockerel