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Gabussi’s Ernani at the Théâtre-Italien

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Although no fan of the Théâtre-Italien, Berlioz cannot resist going to see an opera on the subject of Hugo’s drama of 1830, object of the famous Battle of Hernani. Likewise, this anthology cannot ... More


Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera

Fabrizio Della Seta

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226749143
eISBN:
9780226749167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Opera often seems to arouse either irrational enthusiasm or visceral dislike. Such madness, as Goethe wrote, is indispensable in all theater, and yet in practice, sentiment and passion must be ... More


Ernani: The “Carlo Quinto” Act

Fabrizio Della Seta

in Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226749143
eISBN:
9780226749167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter is a close examination of the third act of Ernani. It also presents a comparative analysis of the dramatic and musical levels of expression in an opera, and discusses the general ... More


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