Opera and Drama in Eighteenth-Century London: The King's Theatre, Garrick and the Business of Performance

Opera and Drama in Eighteenth-Century London: The King's Theatre, Garrick and the Business of Performance

by Ian Woodfield
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521800129

ISBN-13: 9780521800129

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the cultural and commercial life of Italian opera in late eighteenth-century London. Through primary sources, many analyzed for the first time, Ian Woodfield examines such issues as finances, recruitment policy, handling of singers and composers, links with Paris and Italy, and the role of women in opera management. These key topics are also

Overview

This book explores the cultural and commercial life of Italian opera in late eighteenth-century London. Through primary sources, many analyzed for the first time, Ian Woodfield examines such issues as finances, recruitment policy, handling of singers and composers, links with Paris and Italy, and the role of women in opera management. These key topics are also placed within the context of a dispute between two of the most important managers of the day, Frances Brooke and David Garrick, and the major venues of the time: the King's Theatre and its rivals Drury Lane and Covent Garden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521800129
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Opera Series
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of tables; List of musical examples; Acknowledgements; A note on conventions; Introduction; 1. The Hobart management; 2. The new managers take control; 3. Sacchini and the revival of opera seria; 4. Recruitment procedures and artistic policy; 5. The King's Theatre in crisis; 6. The recruitment of Lovattini; 7. The English community in Rome; 8. Lucrezia Agujari at the Pantheon; 9. Caterina Gabrielli; 10. Rauzzini's last season; 11. The King's Theatre flourishes; 12. The Queen of Quavers satire; 13. Financial management; 14. Opera salaries; 15. The sale of 1778; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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