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Author Biddlecombe, George, 1945-

Title English opera from 1834 to 1864 with particular reference to the works of Michael Balfe / George Biddlecombe
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge library editions. Art and culture in the nineteenth century ; volume 2
Routledge library editions. Art and culture in the nineteenth century ; v. 2
Contents The theatrical and literary background -- The conventions of the English opera Libretto: plot and character -- The Librettists' craft -- The operatic background -- Barnett -- Loder -- Balfe -- Wallace -- Benedict -- Macfarren -- List of English operas first performed between 1834 and 1864
Summary First published in 1994. This study sets out to investigate English opera from 1834 to 1864. The author attempts to understand the circumstances influencing the development of English nineteenth-century opera, its characteristic features, and the reasons why these traits held sway. This title will be of great interest to students of art and cultural history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 13, 2018)
Subject Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870. Operas
Opera -- England -- 19th century
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Lyrics.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 042943099X