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
Published: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series:Ashgate interdisciplinary studies in opera.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Opera, antiquity, and the Neapolitan Enlightenment in Paisiello's Socrate immaginario (1775)
  • Naples, carnevale and the commedia per musica : Il convitato di pietra (1783)
  • Giovanni Paisiello's Elfrida : operatic idol, martyr and symbol of nation
  • Nationalism, cultural identity and the modern Neapolitan kingdom : Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi and Enea, e Lavinia
  • Debora e Sisara and the rise of Lenten tragedy
  • At the precipice of revolution : Piccinni's Gionata (1792) as drama and diplomacy
  • The Neapolitan Ballet d'Action : Il ratto delle Sabine (1780)
  • The Neapolitan Ballet d'Action and the art of experimentation.