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Opera and the Carnival Entertainment Package in Eighteenth-Century Turin

Margaret R. Butler

in Operatic Geographies: The Place of Opera and the Opera House

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226595962
eISBN:
9780226596150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596150.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

Although opera has long been viewed as eighteenth-century Italy’s main carnival season activity, in urban centers the genre was one of many entertainment forms available to the public. Audiences’ ... More


Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, and Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème (Turin, 1896)

Tim Carter

in Understanding Italian Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190247942
eISBN:
9780190247973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247942.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

With the premiere of his La Bohème in Turin on 1 February 1896, Giacomo Puccini cemented his position as the leading Italian opera composer of the late nineteenth century. The publisher Giulio ... More


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