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The Cambridge Companion to Grand Opera

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This Companion is a fascinating and accessible exploration of the world of grand opera. Through this volume, a team of scholars and writers on opera examine those important Romantic operas which embraced the Shakespearean sweep of tragedy, history, love in time of conflict, and the struggle for national self-determination. Rival nations, rival religions and violent resolutions are common elements, with various social or political groups represented in the form of operatic choruses. The book traces the origins and development of a style created during an increasingly technical age, which exploited the world-renowned skills of Parisian stage-designers, artists, and dancers as well as singers. It analyses in detail the grand operas by Rossini, Auber, Meyerbeer and Halevy, discusses grand opera in Russia and Germany, and also in the Czech lands, Italy, Britain and the Americas. The volume also includes an essay by the renowned opera director David Pountney.

First edition paperback in very good condition. Some light bumping to the corners and shelf wear on the edges but inner pages are clean and unmarked.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Charlton, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
7¾"x 9½
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521646839
ISBN-13:
9780521646833
Number of pages:
496
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Cambridge Companion to Grand Opera

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This Companion is a fascinating and accessible exploration of the world of grand opera. Through this volume, a team of scholars and writers on opera examine those important Romantic operas which embraced the Shakespearean sweep of tragedy, history, love in time of conflict, and the struggle for national self-determination. Rival nations, rival religions and violent resolutions are common elements, with various social or political groups represented in the form of operatic choruses. The book traces the origins and development of a style created during an increasingly technical age, which exploited the world-renowned skills of Parisian stage-designers, artists, and dancers as well as singers. It analyses in detail the grand operas by Rossini, Auber, Meyerbeer and Halevy, discusses grand opera in Russia and Germany, and also in the Czech lands, Italy, Britain and the Americas. The volume also includes an essay by the renowned opera director David Pountney.

First edition paperback in very good condition. Some light bumping to the corners and shelf wear on the edges but inner pages are clean and unmarked.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Charlton, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
7¾"x 9½
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521646839
ISBN-13:
9780521646833
Number of pages:
496
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Cambridge Companion to Grand Opera

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