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 New,The Cambridge Companion to Seventeenth-Century Opera

  • Editor: Waeber, Jacqueline



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  • Preface and acknowledgments; List of abbreviations;
  • Part I . The Italian Foundations:
  • 1. Opera is born: the wedding of music and drama in late Renaissance Florence Barbara Russano-Hanning;
  • 2. '...e poi le parole': towards a history of the libretto Tim Carter;
  • 3. Opera as spectacle, opera as drama Margaret Murata;
  • Part II . Society, Institutions and Production:
  • 4. Opera for a paying public (Italy c. 1637-c. 1700) Beth L. Glixon;
  • 5. 'Una bella voce, un bel trillo, d un bel passaggio': opera singers in seventeenth-century Italy Colleen Reardon;
  • 6. Opera, gender and voice Christine Jeanneret;
  • 7. Dance and ballet Rebecca Harris-Warrick;
  • 8. Staging opera in the seventeenth century Roger Savage;
  • Part III . National Traditions (Outside Italy):
  • 9. Opera in France c. 1640-c. 1710 Laura Naudeix;
  • 10. Song and declamation in French opera Jacqueline Weber;
  • 11. Opera in England Amanda Eubanks Winkler;
  • 12. The development of opera in German Michael Maul;
  • 13. Opera in Spain and the Spanish dominions in Italy and the Americas Louise K. Stein; Bibliography; Index.