Opera

ISBN-10: 0521746477
ISBN-13: 9780521746472
Edition: 2011
Authors: Robert Cannon
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Introduction
Pre-operatic forms
First operatic forms: Peri, Caccini, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Keiser
Formalization
Reform ��� the reintegration of elements
Comedy and the 'real world'
'Authentic' performance
Romanticism and romantic opera in Germany
Opera in nineteenth-century Italy
Grand Opéra and the visual language of opera
The Wagnerian revolution
Nationalists: vernacular language and music
The role of the singer
The turn of the century and the crisis in opera
First modernism: symbolist and expressionist opera
The dramaturgy of opera: libretto ��� words and structure
Narrative opera: realistic and non-realistic
Radical narratives
Directors and the direction of opera
Appendices
Motifs from Der Ring
The development of singing voices
The development of lyric theatre alternatives to 'opera'
Some major operas, artistic and political events of the twentieth century
Glossary of terms
Bibliography

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