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A history of opera

Author: Carolyn Abbate; Roger Parker
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A bold, engaging exploration of opera's fundamental nature and enduring appeal, from the sixteenth century to the present. There are lively discussions of opera's social, political, and literary backgrounds, its economic circumstances, and the almost continual polemics that have accompanied its development through the centuries. The authors examine the problems that opera has faced in the last half century, when new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Abbate; Roger Parker
ISBN: 9780393057218 0393057216
OCLC Number: 783162474
Description: xix, 603 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Opera's first centennial --
Opera seria --
Discipline --
Opera buffa and Mozart's line of beauty --
Singing and speaking before 1800 --
The German problem --
Rossini and transition --
The tenor comes of age --
Young Verdi --
Grand opera --
Young Wagner --
Opéra comique, the crucible --
Old Wagner --
Verdi --
older still --
Realism and clamour --
Turning point --
Modern --
Speech --
We are alone in the forest.
Responsibility: Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker.

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A bold, engaging exploration of opera's fundamental nature and enduring appeal, from the sixteenth century to the present. There are lively discussions of opera's social, political, and literary backgrounds, its economic circumstances, and the almost continual polemics that have accompanied its development through the centuries. The authors examine the problems that opera has faced in the last half century, when new works-- once opera's lifeblood-- have shrunk to a tiny minority and have largely failed to find a permanent place in the repertoire. Yet opera as an art form remains extraordinarily buoyant and challenging.

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