ISBN-10:
0521873584
ISBN-13:
9780521873581
Pub. Date:
08/31/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera

The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera

by Anthony R. DelDonna, Pierpaolo Polzonetti
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ISBN-13: 9780521873581
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2009
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Anthony R. DelDonna is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Georgetown University, Washington DC.

Pierpaolo Polzonetti is Assistant Professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Chronology of relevant events in eighteenth-century opera; Part I. The Making of Opera: 1. Opera as process Pierpaolo Polzonetti; 2. Aria as drama James Webster; 3. Ensembles and finales Caryl Clark; 4. Metastasio: the dramaturgy of eighteenth-century heroic opera Francesco Cotticelli and Paologiovanni Maione; 5. Roles and acting Gianni Cicali; 6. Ballet Rebecca Harris-Warrick; 7. Orchestra and voice in eighteenth-century Italian opera John Spitzer; 8. To look again (at Don Giovanni) Alessandra Campana; Part II. National Styles and Genres: 9. Genre and form in French opera David Charlton; 10. Genre and form in German opera Estelle Joubert; 11. Opera in eighteenth-century England: English opera, masques, ballad operas Michael Burden; 12. Opera in Naples Anthony R. DelDonna; 13. Portugal and Brazil Manuel Carlos de Brito; 14. Opera, genre, and context in Spain and its American colonies Louise Stein and José Máximo Leza.

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