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Epic Opera

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter shows how one early European opera, Nahum Tate's and Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, reflects the period's growing discomfort over epic mythmaking. Taking up the chaste Dido tradition, ... More


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