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French Opera : A Short History (Hardcover)

Author: Giroud, Vincent

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French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth, and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles, could mention only a handful of titles--"Carmen," "Faust," "Pelleas et Melisande," "Samson et Dalila"--a small list for an operatic tradition that began in the seventeenth century and is still very much alive.""This book provides a full, single-volume account of opera in France from its origins to the present day.
Vincent Giroud looks at the leading composers, from Lully to Messiaen and beyond; at the development of French operatic form and style; at performance, performers, and audience; and at the impact of French opera beyond France''s borders. Lovers of opera will find this an ideal companion to their appreciation of the form.


Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300117653
SKU 212507502
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0300117655
Release Date 6/29/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0366
Publisher Yale University Press
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