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The Resource A history of opera, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker

A history of opera, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker

Label
A history of opera
Title
A history of opera
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
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10153961
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbate, Carolyn
Dewey number
782.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1700
LC item number
.A22 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parker, Roger
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Opera
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of opera, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-578) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Opéra comique, the crucible -- Old Wagner -- Verdi : older still -- Realism and clamour -- Turning point -- Modern speech -- We are alone in the forest
Control code
908970
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 603 pages
Isbn
9780393057218
Lccn
2012031546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393057218
Label
A history of opera, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-578) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Opéra comique, the crucible -- Old Wagner -- Verdi : older still -- Realism and clamour -- Turning point -- Modern speech -- We are alone in the forest
Control code
908970
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 603 pages
Isbn
9780393057218
Lccn
2012031546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393057218

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