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Author Snowman, Daniel

Title The gilded stage : a social history of opera / Daniel Snowman

Publ Info London : Atlantic, 2009
 CCRI-Lincoln  ML1700 .S66 2009    AVAILABLE
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Descript xiv, 482 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [460]-470) and index
Contents Down the road from Arianna to Zauberflöte (c. 1600-1800). The birth of Italian opera -- The opera business, Italian style -- Opera crosses the Alps and the Channel -- Cultural confluence in Mozart's Vienna -- Revolution and Romanticism, c. 1800-1860. Napoleon and Beethoven -- After Napoleon: opera as politics, art, and business -- Opera reaches New York and the wider frontier -- L'Opéra -- Fires of London -- Opera Resurgens (c. 1860-1900). Culture and politics in Central and Eastern Europe -- New York's Gilded Age -- Prima la donna -- The lion tamers: the ascendancy of the conductor -- Opera in war and peace (c. 1900-1950). Opera goes West -- Spreading the message -- Repercussions of war -- Opera under the dictators -- Total war. The globalization of opera (1945-) -- Emerging from apocalypse -- Building opera in America -- Opera goes global -- New ways of presenting old works -- The show must go on
LC subject Opera -- Social aspects
Opera -- History
ISBN 9781843544661 (hbk.)
1843544660 (hbk.)