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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
Author
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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbate, Carolyn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1700
LC item number
.A22 2015
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/subjectName
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • Opera
Label
A history of opera, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, under the title A history of opera : the last four hundred years"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 568-597) 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 -- Revenants in the museum -- We are alone in the forest
Control code
891671933
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Updated edition.
Extent
xxi, 623 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393348958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891671933
Label
A history of opera, Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, under the title A history of opera : the last four hundred years"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 568-597) 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 -- Revenants in the museum -- We are alone in the forest
Control code
891671933
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Updated edition.
Extent
xxi, 623 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393348958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891671933

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