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The Cambridge companion to Eighteenth-century opera

Author: Anthony R DelDonna; Pierpaolo Polzonetti
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to music., Topics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together leading international experts in the field of eighteenth-century opera, this Companion is a definitive reference resource which provides well established knowledge, reflects recent  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony R DelDonna; Pierpaolo Polzonetti
ISBN: 9780521873581 0521873584 9780521695381 0521695384
OCLC Number: 644483933
Description: xx, 316 p.
Contents: Chronology of relevant events in eighteenth-century opera; Part I. The Making of Opera: 1. Opera as process Pierpaolo Polzonetti; 2. Aria as drama James Webster; 3. Ensembles and finales Caryl Clark; 4. Metastasio: the dramaturgy of eighteenth-century heroic opera Francesco Cotticelli and Paologiovanni Maione; 5. Roles and acting Gianni Cicali; 6. Ballet Rebecca Harris-Warrick; 7. Orchestra and voice in eighteenth-century Italian opera John Spitzer; 8. To look again (at Don Giovanni) Alessandra Campana; Part II. National Styles and Genres: 9. Genre and form in French opera David Charlton; 10. Genre and form in German opera Estelle Joubert; 11. Opera in eighteenth-century England: English opera, masques, ballad operas Michael Burden; 12. Opera in Naples Anthony R. DelDonna; 13. Portugal and Brazil Manuel Carlos de Brito; 14. Opera, genre, and context in Spain and its American colonies Louise Stein and Jose Maximo Leza.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music., Topics.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony R. DelDonna and Pierpaolo Polzonetti.

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