Oxford Illustrated History of Opera

ISBN-10: 0192854453
ISBN-13: 9780192854452
Authors: Roger Parker
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In this lavishly illustrated volume the history and social context of opera is explored by a group of leading British and American scholars, under the editorship of Roger Parker. The core of the book is a historical survey of opera, from its beginnings in Florence four hundred years ago, up to opera in the 1990s. The greatest coverage is given to the nineteenth century, the time during which most of the operas performed today were composed. There are also chapters on the history of staging, on opera singers, on opera as a social occasion through the ages, and a chronology. Although all major composers of opera are mentioned, and their works discussed, the various chapters concentrate less…    
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 572 Dimensions: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 2.794 lbs. Language: English