CHRONICLE OF OPERA: Revised Edition


CHRONICLE OF OPERA: Revised Edition

MICHAEL RAEBURN    Book Number: 87027    Product format: Paperback

A lavish Thames & Hudson chronology, year-by-year, which encompasses the whole history of opera. With fascinating anecdotes and quotations covering legendary performers and performances, the book is organised by Baroque 1589-1761 and ending with the death of Handel and covering opera in Venice; Classical and Romantic Operas 1762-1850 including Mozart's last operas, Verdi and Wagner; International Opera 1851-1914 covering Bayreuth and Verdi's middle period and lastly 1915 Onwards and the Age of Recording including Opera in the Weimar Republic, In the Shadow of War, Grand Opera Reborn and Radical Staging. A brilliant timeline indicates each composer's main period of activity around the world. Authentic illustrations, many in colour reveal the spectacle of opera in all its magnificence and key historical dates set the operas in context. Includes biographies, timeline, opera premières and a glossary. 260 very large pages in softback with the same Mary Cassatt At the Opera 1879 painting on the front cover. Artworks and photos include Liszt conducting at Weimar, German contralto Sofie Crüwell as Hélène, and Nestroy as 'Landgraf Purzel; Pauline Viardot as Orphée, Eduoard and Jean de Reszke and Marie Duronceray who starred in many of her husband's most successful productions in the mid 1750s. 333 illus, 100 in colour.
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