Opera for Everyone: A Historic, Social, Artistic, Literary, and Musical Study

Opera for Everyone: A Historic, Social, Artistic, Literary, and Musical Study

By: Jean Grundy Fanelli (author)Paperback

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Opera for Everyone is a concise history of opera that concentrates on artistic and cultural aspects and links up to history, art, and literature, rather than potted plots, anecdotes, and biographies of composers and performers. Each of the 25 chapters deals with around three works most representative of the period, and has ample examples of listening or viewing.

About Author

Jean Grundy Fanelli is a freelance lecturer, journalist, and writer.

Contents

Chapter 1 List of Table and Plates Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction: About Opera Chapter 4 1. Before Opera Chapter 5 2. The First Operas Chapter 6 3. Opera in Mantua Chapter 7 4. Roman Opera: Serious and Comic Chapter 8 5. Opera in Venice Chapter 9 6. From Venice to France Chapter 10 7. Opera Abroad and Operatic Development in Italy Chapter 11 8. The Late Baroque Chapter 12 9. Comic Opera Chapter 13 10. Embers of Opera Seria Chapter 14 11. Mozart and Da Ponte Chapter 15 12. Rossini Chapter 16 13. Romanticism: From France to Germany Chapter 17 14. Italian Bel Canto, 1830-1835 Chapter 18 15. Romanticism with Patriotic Feeling Chapter 19 16. Grand Opera and Counterbalance Chapter 20 17. Romantic Wagner Chapter 21 18. Italian Gloom and Despair Chapter 22 19. France after the Midcentury Chapter 23 20. Grand Opera and Music Drama Chapter 24 21. Oriental Influence Chapter 25 22. Realism and the Giovane Scuola Chapter 26 23. Clinging to Melody Chapter 27 24. Discordant Times Chapter 28 25. A reflection of One's Century Chapter 29 26. At the Millennium Chapter 30 Notes Chapter 31 Glossary Chapter 32 Bibliography: Further Reading Chapter 33 Bibliography: Text Citations Chapter 34 Index Chapter 35 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810848948
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780810848948
  • weight: 572
  • ISBN10: 0810848945

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