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Author Carter, Tim, 1954- author.

Title Understanding Italian opera / Tim Carter
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Contents 1. What is Opera? -- 2. Giovanni Francesco Busenello and Claudio Monteverdi, L'incoronazione di Poppea (Venice, 1643) -- 3. Nicola Francesco Haym and George Frideric Handel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto (London, 1724) -- 4. Lorenzo da Ponte and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (Vienna, 1786) -- 5. Francesco Maria Piave and Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto (Venice, 1851) -- 6. Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, and Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème (Turin, 1896) -- 7. Afterthoughts
Summary Opera has long fascinated creative artists and audiences alike. It is often regarded as the pinnacle of high art, yet it is also shrouded in mystique. This book unravels its many layers by looking closely at five of the most enduring and emblematic Italian operas from Monteverdi to Puccini
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 26, 2015)
Subject Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643. Incoronazione di Poppea.
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Giulio Cesare.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Nozze di Figaro.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Rigoletto.
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Bohème.
SUBJECT Bohème (Puccini, Giacomo) fast
Giulio Cesare (Handel, George Frideric) fast
Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi, Claudio) fast
Nozze di Figaro (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus) fast
Rigoletto (Verdi, Giuseppe) fast
Subject Opera -- Italy.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Lyrics.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190247959