Opera: The Basics / Edition 1

Opera: The Basics / Edition 1

by Denise Gallo
     
 

Opera: The Basics offers an excellent introduction to four centuries of opera. Its easy to follow sections explore topics including:

  • the origins of opera
  • basic terminology
  • the history of major opera genres including: serious opera, comic opera, semi-serious opera and vernacular opera.

With key notes,

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Overview

Opera: The Basics offers an excellent introduction to four centuries of opera. Its easy to follow sections explore topics including:

  • the origins of opera
  • basic terminology
  • the history of major opera genres including: serious opera, comic opera, semi-serious opera and vernacular opera.

With key notes, discography and videography, this is the ideal book for students and interested listeners who want to learn more about this important musical genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415970723
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Basics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
ITerms and Topics1
1The Origins of Opera3
2Musical Terminology13
3Music and Text Relationships37
4Professions55
5Singers75
6Opera Onstage and Off95
7Opera as a Mirror of Society115
IIGenres, Styles, and Scores129
8Serious and Semi-Serious Opera131
9Comic Opera and Operetta151
10Vernacular Opera165
11Scores and Editions179
Resources185
Index201

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