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Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien Régime, 1647–1785

  • Author: Thomas, Downing A.

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part I . French Opera in the Shadow of Tragedy:
  • 1. Song as performance and the emergence of French opera
  • 2. The opera king
  • 3. The ascendance of music and the disintegration of the hero in Armide
  • 4. The disruption of poetics I: Medee's excessive voice
  • 5. The disruption of poetics II: Hippolyte et Aricie and the reinvention of tragedy
  • Part II : Opera and Enlightenment: From Private Sensation to Public Feeling:
  • 6. Heart strings
  • 7. Music, sympathy, and identification at the Opera-Comique
  • 8. Architectural visions of lyric theater and spectatorship
  • 9. Opera and common sense: Lacepede's Poetique de la musique
  • Conclusions
  • Works Cited
  • Index.