Cambridge Companions to Music: The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera (Paperback)
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Cambridge Companions to Music: The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera (Paperback)

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Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 25/06/2009
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Reflecting a wide variety of approaches to eighteenth-century opera, this Companion brings together leading international experts in the field to provide a valuable reference source. Viewing opera as a complex and fascinating form of art and social ritual, rather than reducing it simply to music and text analysis, individual essays investigate aspects such as audiences, architecture of the theaters, marketing, acting style, and the politics and strategy of representing class and gender. Overall, the volume provides a synthesis of well established knowledge, reflects recent research on eighteenth-century opera, and stimulates further research. The reader is encouraged to view opera as a cultural phenomenon that can reveal aspects of our culture, both past and present. Eighteenth-century opera is experiencing continuing critical and popular success through innovative and provoking productions world-wide, and this Companion will appeal to opera goers as well as to students and teachers of this key topic.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521695381
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 244 x 173 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This Companion has succeeded in its aim to address a wide range of skills and interests. The style is always accessible ... It cannot fail to leave its readers enlightened.' Musical Times
"The divided authorship provides a rich fund of expertise... This Companion has succeeded in its aim to address a wide range of skills and interests. ..The style is always accessible... it is a pleasure to handle. It cannot fail to leave its readers enlightened." --Musical Times

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