* What were the first operas filmed?
* Why did they make silent films of operas?
* Why was a pseudo-opera written for Citizen Kane?
* What was the title of Maria Callas’s only film?
Organized alphabetically with more than 1,900 fully cross-referenced entries, the book casts a wide net that covers not only expected topics—operas, operettas, zarzuelas, composers, singers, conductors, writers, and film directors—but also the unexpected and offbeat—animated opera, first operas on film, puppet opera films, silent films about opera, and many other lesser-known topics. Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen illuminates the many intersections between opera and film as never before.
“Essential purchase" - Alan Blyth, Opera
"Monumental achievement" - Richard Fawkes. Opera Now
- Received rating of "Outstanding" from 2005 University Press Books Committee