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Author Cannon, Robert, 1947-

Title Opera / Robert Cannon.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  ML 1700 .C367 O7    Available  ---
Description xvii, 431 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Cambridge introductions to music
Cambridge introductions to music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Pre-operatic forms ; First operatic forms ; Formalisation ; Reform: the reintegration of elements ; Comedy and the 'real world' ; Authentic performance -- Part II: The nineteenth century. Romanticism and Romantic opera in Germany ; Opera in nineteenth-century Italy ; Grand opera and the visual language of opera ; The Wagnerian revolution ; Nationalists: vernacular language and music ; The role of the singer -- Part III: The twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The turn of the century and the crisis in opera ; First modernism: symbolist and expressionist opera ; The dramaturgy of opera: libretto-words and structures ; Narrative opera: realist and non-realistic ; Radical narratives ; Directors and the direction of opera.
Subject Opera.
ISBN 9780521763028 (hardback)
0521763029 (hardback)
9780521746472 (pbk.)
0521746477 (pbk.)