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150 years of opera in Chicago

Author: Robert C Marsh; Norman Pellegrini
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Enlivened with nearly a hundred illustrations, 150 Years of Opera in Chicago embraces its subject enthusiastically. This overview is supplemented with a complete list of all the professional opera performances in Chicago, from 1850 to 2005"--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marsh, Robert C. (Robert Charles).
150 years of opera in Chicago.
DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)639553652
Named Person: Oper, Schreiber.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Marsh; Norman Pellegrini
ISBN: 0875803539 9780875803531
OCLC Number: 62732621
Description: xiv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: The roots of a tradition, 1850-1864 --
The Crosby years, 1865-1871 --
A tradition rebuilt, 1872-1889 --
The Met West, 1884-1910 --
A new tradition, 1910-1929 --
The Ravinia opera, 1912-1931 --
A new theater, 1929-1947 --
New York takes over, 1943-1954 --
The Lyric Theater, 1954-1955 --
The Fox years, 1956-1981 --
The Krainik years, 1981-1997 --
A new beginning, 1997-2000 --
A changing repertory over the first 150 years --
Paying the bills and broadening the audience.
Other Titles: One hundred fifty years of opera in Chicago
Responsibility: Robert C. Marsh ; completed and edited by Norman Pellegrini.
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