1st Edition

English Opera from 1834 to 1864 with Particular Reference to the Works of Michael Balfe





ISBN 9781138364974
Published May 26, 2020 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1994. This study sets out to investigate English opera from 1834 to 1864. The author attempts to understand the circumstances influencing the development of English nineteenth-century opera, its characteristic features, and the reasons why these traits held sway. This title will be of great interest to students of art and cultural history.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Garland Edition;  Acknowledgements;  Introduction;  1. The Theatrical and Literary Background  2. The Conventions of the English Opera Libretto: Plot and Character  3. The Librettists’ Craft  4. The Operatic Background  5. Barnett  6. Loder  7. Balfe  8. Wallace  9. Benedict  10. Macfarren;  Conclusion;  Examples;  List of English Operas first performed between 1834 and 1864;  Bibliography;  Index

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