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Television opera : the fall of opera commissioned for television

Author: Jennifer Barnes
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The conventions of television and their impact on composer and opera are discussed, with particular reference to Amahl and the Night Visitors, Owen Wingrave, and The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Gian Carlo Menotti; Benjamin Britten; Gerald Barry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Barnes
ISBN: 0851159125 9780851159126
OCLC Number: 611697258
Description: 124 p : ill.
Contents: "A daring experiment"; Britten, opera and television; trial by television.
Responsibility: Jennifer Barnes.

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