Bel canto bully : the life and times of the legendary opera impresario Domenico Barbaja (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Bel canto bully : the life and times of the legendary opera impresario Domenico Barbaja
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Bel canto bully : the life and times of the legendary opera impresario Domenico Barbaja

Author: Philip Eisenbeiss
Publisher: London : Haus Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unscrupulous, devilishly ambitious and undeniably charismatic, Domenico Barbaja was the most celebrated Italian impresario of the early 1800s and one of the most intriguing characters to dominate the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Domenico Barbaia; Domenico Barbaia; Domenico Barbaja
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Eisenbeiss
ISBN: 9781908323255 1908323256
OCLC Number: 825559829
Description: xi, 300 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. From Coffee Waiter to Croupier (1777-1806) --
2. Naples, the only Capital of Italy --
3. Feeding Naples' Twin Addictions (1806-1813) --
4. Rossini and Roulette (1813-1816) --
5. Rising from the Ashes (1816-1819) --
6. End of Easy Money (1819-1822) --
7. Conquest of Vienna (1822-1824) --
8. Juggling Europe's Stages (1824-1828) --
9. Finding Successors to Rossini and Colbran --
10. Retreat from Milan and Vienna (1828-1831) --
11. Counting the Losses (1831-1836) --
12. Death is in the Air (1836-1841).
Responsibility: Philip Eisenbeiss.

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'a delightful read, and it should appeal to opera lovers as well as anybody who has an interest in 18th-century entrepreneurship.' '...a heck of a good read' -- Charlotte Rea '...a fine piece of Read more...

 
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