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Curtain

Gundula Kreuzer

in Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores how the proscenium curtain, previously simply a spatial and temporal frame for the performance, increasingly mediated between sound and sight. In the late eighteenth century, ... More


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