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Opera

  • Author: Cannon, Robert
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Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part I :
  • 1. Pre-operatic forms
  • 2. First operatic forms: Peri, Caccini, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Keiser
  • 3. Formalization
  • 4. Reform - the reintegration of elements
  • 5. Comedy and the 'real world'
  • 6. 'Authentic' performance
  • Part II :
  • 7. Romanticism and romantic opera in Germany
  • 8. Opera in nineteenth-century Italy
  • 9. Grand Opera and the visual language of opera
  • 10. The Wagnerian revolution
  • 11. Nationalists: vernacular language and music
  • 12. The role of the singer
  • Part III :
  • 13. The turn of the century and the crisis in opera
  • 14. First modernism: symbolist and expressionist opera
  • 15. The dramaturgy of opera: libretto - words and structure
  • 16. Narrative opera: realistic and non-realistic
  • 17. Radical narratives
  • 18. Directors and the direction of opera
  • Appendices: 1. Motifs from Der Ring
  • 2. The development of singing voices
  • 3. The development of lyric theatre alternatives to 'opera'
  • 4. Some major operas, artistic and political events of the twentieth century
  • Glossary of terms
  • Bibliography.