To its devotees, opera is the most sublime of arts. It is also one of the most accident prone, and when things go wrong, they tend to do so on a grand scale. This “wickedly funny” (Denver Post) bedside book from Hugh Vickers, with an introduction by Peter Ustinov and cheeky illustrations by Michael Ffolkes, records some of the most memorable calamities from opera houses around the world. All is revealed in this wholly hilarious tribute to the funnier side of the greatest art. Paperback, 80 pages.