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Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots : an Evangel of Religion and Love.

Author: Robert Ignatius Letellier
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
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On 29 February 1836, Les Huguenots, a grand opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864), with words by Eugène Scribe (1791-1861) and Émile Deschamps (1791-1871), was performed for the first time, at the Paris Opéra. It was to be one of the most successful productions ever staged at the Opéra, with 1,126 performances in Paris over the next hundred years, and, in the process, breaking all box office records. It became  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Giacomo Meyerbeer; Giacomo Meyerbeer; Giacomo Meyerbeer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ignatius Letellier
ISBN: 1306858887 9781306858885 9781443860840 1443860840 1443856665 9781443856669
OCLC Number: 881368079
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF MUSICAL EXAMPLES; INTRODUCTION; 1. THE ORIGINS; 2. THE PLOT; 3. THE SOURCES; 4. THE RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM; 5. THE DRAMATURGY; 6. THE LEADING THEMES; 7. INSTRUMENTAL WRITING; 8. FORMAL INNOVATION; 9. THE TREATMENT OF THE CHORUS; 10. THE BLESSING OF THE DAGGERS; 11. THE LOVE DUET; 12. THE DRAMATIC FORM OF ACT 5; 13. THE ORCHESTRAL MUSIC; 14. RECEPTION HISTORY; 15. PERFORMING TRADITIONS; 16. PERFORMANCE IN THE TWENTIETHCENTURY; 17. THE ICONOGRAPHY; 18. HISTORICAL APPENDICES; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; GENERAL INDEX.

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On 29 February 1836, Les Huguenots, a grand opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864), with words by Eugène Scribe (1791-1861) and Émile Deschamps (1791-1871), was performed for the first time, at the Paris Opéra. It was to be one of the most successful productions ever staged at the Opéra, with 1,126 performances in Paris over the next hundred years, and, in the process, breaking all box office records. It became Meyerbeer's most popular work, with thousands of stagings throughout the world. L ...

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