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The culture of opera buffa in Mozart's Vienna : a poetics of entertainment

Author: Mary Kathleen Hunter
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Series: Princeton studies in opera.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mozart's comic operas are among the masterworks of Western civilization, and yet the musical environment in which Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte wrote these now-popular operas has received little critical attention. In this book, Mary Hunter offers a sweeping, synthetic view of opera buffa in the lively theatrical world of late-eighteenth century Vienna. Opera buffa (Italian-language comic opera)  Read more...
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Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kathleen Hunter
ISBN: 0691058121 9780691058122
OCLC Number: 38304648
Description: xiii, 329 pages : music ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Opera Buffa as Entertainment. Ch. 1. Opera Buffa as Sheer Pleasure. Ch. 2. Opera Buffa's Conservative Frameworks. Ch. 3. Opera Buffa's Social Reversals --
pt. 2. The Closed Musical Numbers of Opera Buffa and Their Social Implications. Ch. 4. Arias: Some Issues. Ch. 5. Class and Gender in Arias: Five Aria Types. Ch. 6. Ensembles. Ch. 7. Beginning and Ending Together: Introduzioni and Finales --
pt. 3. Cosi Fan Tutte le Opere? A Masterwork in Context. Ch. 8. Cosi fan tutte in Conversation. Ch. 9. Cosi fan tutte and Convention --
App. 1. Operas Consulted --
App. 2. Musical Forms in Opera Buffa Arias --
App. 3. Plot Summaries for I finti eredi, Le gare generose, and L'incognita perseguitata.
Series Title: Princeton studies in opera.
Responsibility: Mary Hunter.
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Offers a view of opera buffa in the theatrical world of late-eighteenth-century Vienna. This book attributes opera buffa's success to its ability to provide 'sheer' pleasure and hence explores how  Read more...

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