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The Cambridge companion to grand opera

Author: David Charlton
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A fascinating and accessible exploration of the world of grand opera, examining important Romantic operas and the grand operas of Rossini, Auber, Meyerbeer and Halevy, among others. The 2003 volume  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Charlton
ISBN: 0521641187 0521646839 9780521641180 9780521646833
OCLC Number: 123124246
Description: 496 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / David Charlton --
Pt. I. The Resourcing of Grand Opera --
2. The 'machine' and the State / Herve Lacombe --
3. Fictions and librettos / Nicholas White --
4. The spectacle of the past in grand opera / Simon Williams --
5. The chorus / James Parakilas --
6. Dance and dancers / Marian Smith --
7. Roles, reputations, shadows: singers at the Opera, 1828-49 / Mary Ann Smart --
Pt. II. Revaluation and the Twenty-first Century --
8. Directing grand opera: Rienzi and Guillaume Tell at the Vienna State Opera / David Pountney --
Pt. III. Grand Operas for Paris --
9. La Muette and her context / Sarah Hibberd --
10. Scribe and Auber: constructing grand opera / Herbert Schneider --
11. Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable and Les Huguenots / Matthias Brzoska --
12. Meyerbeer: Le Prophete and L'Africaine / John H. Roberts --
13. The grand operas of Fromental Halevy / Diana R. Hallman --
14. From Rossini to Verdi / M. Elizabeth C. Bartlett --
15. After 1850 at the Paris Opera: institution and repertory / Steven Huebner --
Pt. IV. Transformations of Grand Opera --
16. Richard Wagner and the legacy of French grand opera / Thomas Grey --
17. Grand opera in Russia: fragments / Marina Frolova-Walker --
18. Grand opera among the Czechs / Jan Smaczny --
19. Italian opera / Fiamma Nicolodi --
20. Grand opera in Britain and the Americas / Sarah Hibberd.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by David Charlton.
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