This wide-ranging history explores German opera from its primitive origins up to Wagner.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Map: centres of German opera; 1. Sixteenth-century beginnings; 2. The Thirty Years War and its aftermath; 3. The Hamburg enterprise; 4. Travelling troupes and changing attitudes; 5. From the Seven Years War to the French Revolution; 6. The Viennese Singspiel; 7. Mozart's German operas; 8. From the French Revolution to the turn of the century; 9. French opera in Germany after the Revolution; 10. New critics and singers; 11. Opera in a new century: the first decade (I); 12. Opera in a new century: the first decade (II); 13. The growth of Romantic and grand opera; 14. Romantic opera and grand opera in the 1820s (I); 15. Romantic opera and grand opera in the 1820s (II); 16. Opera in the mid-nineteenth century (I); Opera in the mid-nineteenth century (II); 18. Wagner; Appendix: list of operas; Bibliography; Index.
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