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English-Language Opera at the End of the Century

Katherine K. Preston

in Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371655
eISBN:
9780199371679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371655.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter addresses operatic activity in the 1890s—in particular, an insatiable public appetite for comic opera and operetta that eventually eclipsed interest in the translated continental ... More


The Age of Grand Opéra

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history of French opera during the age of Grand Opéra. It explains that the period from 1825 to 1870 era was a golden age for opera in general and French opera in ... More


The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by examining the recent origin of French musical genre, being ironically the creation of an Italian, Jean-Baptiste Lully né Giovanni Battista Lull. The genre did not die with the ... More


Aida, Egyptomania, and the After-life of Grand Opera

Gabriela Cruz

in Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores three related themes present in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida: the nexus between the imaginative display of the flute and the wider nineteenth-century fascination with ancient Egypt; ... More


Landmark Status: 1954–1989

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Show Boat entered the American opera house in 1954 and has slowly solidified its position as appropriate for the opera stage during a period when racial stereotypes on the ... More


English-Language Opera in Postwar America

Katherine K. Preston

in Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371655
eISBN:
9780199371679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371655.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter is a summary of opera production in America from the end of the 1850s, through the Civil War, and into the halcyon postwar period. The beginning of the opera bouffe craze and the ... More


1888–1889 “I Have Lost the Liking for Writing Comic Opera”

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Popular

Arthur Sullivan left for the south of France, crossing over from Calais on a “special” boat with the Prince of Wales and Reuben Sassoon. After supper with the prince in Calais, Sullivan and Sassoon ... More


Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Gabriela Cruz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Grand Illusion is a new history of grand opera as an art of illusion facilitated by the introduction of gaslight illumination at the Académie Royale de Musique (Paris) in the 1820s. It contends that ... More


Britten and Grimes

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Leaving England for America at the commencement of the war, Benjamin Britten eventually returned to his homeland, realizing the essence of an artists' being in the vicinity of his roots. This chapter ... More


A Quiet Place

Mari Yoshihara

in Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190465780
eISBN:
9780190943790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465780.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

With a joint commission by the Houston Grand Opera, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Teatro alla Scala, Leonard Bernstein undertook a serious new endeavor he had long wished for: the ... More


Chopin Among the Pianists in Paris

Sandra P. Rosenblum

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter demonstrates how, while in the French capital, Chopin immersed himself in the world of opera and developed friendships with numerous opera stars. The French grand opéra influenced his ... More


“What a lugubrious tale!”: Fanya Levene

Sharon Skeel

in Catherine Littlefield: A Life in Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190654542
eISBN:
9780190654573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654542.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Catherine attends a party at the Ellerslie mansion near Wilmington, Delaware, hosted by F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in May 1927. Zelda and her daughter, Scottie, begin taking lessons at the ... More


Taking a Parallel Path

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how Leo Wharton got into the film industry. Leo's earliest documented stage appearance was in 1893, in the play The Fairies' Well. After a few years of itinerant acting, Leo ... More


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