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The Resource A history of opera : the last four hundred years, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker

A history of opera : the last four hundred years, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker

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A history of opera : the last four hundred years
Title
A history of opera
Title remainder
the last four hundred years
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A bold, engaging exploration of opera's fundamental nature and enduring appeal, from the sixteenth century to the present. There are lively discussions of opera's social, political, and literary backgrounds, its economic circumstances, and the almost continual polemics that have accompanied its development through the centuries. The authors examine the problems that opera has faced in the last half century, when new works-- once opera's lifeblood-- have shrunk to a tiny minority and have largely failed to find a permanent place in the repertoire. Yet opera as an art form remains extraordinarily buoyant and challenging
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10153961
Cataloging source
DLC
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Abbate Carolyn
Dewey number
782.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parker, Roger
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True
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Opera
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of opera : the last four hundred years, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 549-578) and index
Contents
Opera's first centennial -- Opera seria -- Discipline -- Opera buffa and Mozart's line of beauty -- Singing and speaking before 1800 -- The German problem -- Rossini and transition -- The tenor comes of age -- Young Verdi -- Grand opera -- Young Wagner -- Opera comique, the crucible -- Old Wagner -- Verdi : older still -- Realism and clamour -- Turning point -- Modern speech -- We are alone in the forest
Control code
000050161943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 603 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780713996333
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
A history of opera : the last four hundred years, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 549-578) and index
Contents
Opera's first centennial -- Opera seria -- Discipline -- Opera buffa and Mozart's line of beauty -- Singing and speaking before 1800 -- The German problem -- Rossini and transition -- The tenor comes of age -- Young Verdi -- Grand opera -- Young Wagner -- Opera comique, the crucible -- Old Wagner -- Verdi : older still -- Realism and clamour -- Turning point -- Modern speech -- We are alone in the forest
Control code
000050161943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 603 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780713996333
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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