I read all kinds of books (one of my friends jokes that I will read anything that holds still long enough), but sci fi/fantasy is my favorite. I also love books on anthropology and archaeology and other sciences.
Interesting set of subjects. I had no idea that there were Russian operas! The way opera evolved over the centuries was something I found rather fascinating. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone who has sung any chamber music or who loves the history of music in general.