The Paris Opera: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers: Genesis and Glory, 1671-1715

The Paris Opera: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers: Genesis and Glory, 1671-1715

by Spire Pitou
     
 
Focusing on works performed and personalities active at the Paris Opera from 1815-1914, this monumental reference source includes a detailed introduction that relates the 19th century history of the Opera to events that took place prior to 1815. The main encyclopedia section covering operas and ballets, singers and dancers, composers and choreographers, librettists

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Focusing on works performed and personalities active at the Paris Opera from 1815-1914, this monumental reference source includes a detailed introduction that relates the 19th century history of the Opera to events that took place prior to 1815. The main encyclopedia section covering operas and ballets, singers and dancers, composers and choreographers, librettists and scenarists.

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This massive reference is devoted to the development of French opera and ballet during the hundred years between the return of the Bourbons to the throne of France following the collapse of the Napoleonic empire and the outbreak of World War I in the summer of 1914. Focusing on works performed and personalities active at the Paris Opera during this period, the volumes include a detailed introduction that relates the 19th century history of the Opera to events that took place prior to 1815; the main encyclopedia section covering operas and ballets, singers and dancers, composers and choreographers, librettists and scenarists; and three helpful bibliographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313214202
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1983
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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