Opera, theatrical culture and society in late eighteenth-century Naples / Anthony R. DelDonna.

Anthony R. DelDonna provides a rich study of operatic culture from 1775-1800. The book demonstrates how contemporary stage traditions, stimulated by the Enlightenment, engaged with and responded to the changing social, political, and artistic contexts of the late eighteenth century in Naples. It foc...

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Main Author: DelDonna, Anthony
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series:Ashgate interdisciplinary studies in opera.
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Summary:Anthony R. DelDonna provides a rich study of operatic culture from 1775-1800. The book demonstrates how contemporary stage traditions, stimulated by the Enlightenment, engaged with and responded to the changing social, political, and artistic contexts of the late eighteenth century in Naples. It focuses on select, yet representative, compositions from different genres of opera that illuminate the diverse contemporary cultural forces shaping these works and underlining the continued innovation and European recognition of operatic culture in Naples.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxi, 318 pages) : music
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) and index.
ISBN:9781409422792
1409422798