First Nights at the Opera available in Paperback
What was it like at the opening night of Mozart’s Don Giovanni or Wagner’s Das Rheingold? This glittering introduction to the world of opera takes us behind the scenes during premiere performances of five extraordinary operas.
"A rare and wonderful cultural history."Philip Kennicott, Washington Post
“An absorbing tangle of minutiae about performing circumstances, personalities, conventions, expectations, critical responses, gossip. . . . This book is readable. Addictively.”Michael White, Opera Now
“This thoroughly enjoyable and informative book will delight all opera lovers; highly recommended.”Library Journal
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Thomas Forrest Kelly is Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||George Frideric Handel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto London, February 20, 1724, 6:00 P.M.||1|
|Chapter 2||Wolfgang Amade Mozart, Il dissoluto punito, ossia Il Don Giovanni Prague, October 29, 1787, 7:00 P.M.||63|
|Chapter 3||Giacomo Meyerbeer, Les Huguenots Paris, February 29, 1836, 7:00 P.M.||133|
|Chapter 4||Richard Wagner, Das Rheingold Bayreuth, August 13, 1876, 7:00 P.M.||229|
|Chapter 5||Giuseppe Verdi, Otello Milan, February 5, 1887, 8:15 P.M.||315|