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German Opera

From the Beginnings to Wagner

  • Author: Warrack, John
Warrack's elegant synthesis of prior scholarship employs subtle and engaging writing ... In the course of the book he retells, always clearly and often drolly, the plots of about 200 mostly little-known... More…

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Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations
  • Map: centres of German opera
  • 1. Sixteenth-century beginnings
  • 2. The Thirty Years War and its aftermath
  • 3. The Hamburg enterprise
  • 4. Travelling troupes and changing attitudes
  • 5. From the Seven Years War to the French Revolution
  • 6. The Viennese Singspiel
  • 7. Mozart's German operas
  • 8. From the French Revolution to the turn of the century
  • 9. French opera in Germany after the Revolution
  • 10. New critics and singers
  • 11. Opera in a new century: the first decade (I)
  • 12. Opera in a new century: the first decade (II)
  • 13. The growth of Romantic and grand opera
  • 14. Romantic opera and grand opera in the 1820s (I)
  • 15. Romantic opera and grand opera in the 1820s (II)
  • 16. Opera in the mid-nineteenth century (I)
  • Opera in the mid-nineteenth century (II)
  • 18. Wagner
  • Appendix: list of operas
  • Bibliography
  • Index.