First Nights at the Opera

First Nights at the Opera

by Thomas Forrest Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300115261

ISBN-13: 9780300115260

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

What was it like at the opening night of Mozart’s Don Giovanni or Wagner’s Das Rheingold? This glittering introduction to the world of opera takes us behind the scenes during premiere performances of five extraordinary operas.
"A rare and wonderful cultural history."—Philip Kennicott, Washington Post
“An

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Overview

What was it like at the opening night of Mozart’s Don Giovanni or Wagner’s Das Rheingold? This glittering introduction to the world of opera takes us behind the scenes during premiere performances of five extraordinary operas.
"A rare and wonderful cultural history."—Philip Kennicott, Washington Post
“An absorbing tangle of minutiae about performing circumstances, personalities, conventions, expectations, critical responses, gossip. . . . This book is readable. Addictively.”—Michael White, Opera Now
“This thoroughly enjoyable and informative book will delight all opera lovers; highly recommended.”—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115260
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1George Frideric Handel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto1
Ch. 2Wolfgang Amade Mozart, Il dissoluto punito, ossia Il Don Giovanni63
Ch. 3Giacomo Meyerbeer, Les Huguenots133
Ch. 4Richard Wagner, Das Rheingold229
Ch. 5Giuseppe Verdi, Otello315
Recommended recordings393

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