Singers of Italian Opera : The History of a Profession (Paperback) - Rosselli, John

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Adelina Patti was the most highly regarded singer in the 19th century. She earned nearly $5000 a night and had her own railway car. Yet during the same period a minor comic singer would perform for the cost of his food and a pair of shoes to wear on stage. Rosselli's wide ranging study introduces all the singers who have sung Italian opera from 1600 to the 20th century. Photos.

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Publisher Cambridge University Press
Mfg Part# 9780521426978
SKU 30092907
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521426979
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.5T
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Annotation An introduction to the singers, chorus members and stars who have sung Italian Opera from 1600 to the 20th century.
Editors Note Adelina Patti was the most highly regarded singer in the 19th century. She earned nearly $5000 a night and had her own railway carriage; yet during the same period a minor comic singer would perform for the cost of his food and a pair of shoes to wear on stage. John Rosselli's wide-ranging study introduces all those singers, members of the chorus as well as stars, who have sung Italian opera from 1600 to the twentieth century. Singers are shown slowly emancipating themselves from dependence on great patrons and entering the dangerous freedom of the market. Securely rooted in painstaking scholarship and sprinkled with amusing anecdotes, this is a book to fascinate and inform opera fans at all levels.
Editors Note 2 Adelina Patti was the most highly regarded singer in the 19th century. She earned nearly $5000 a night and had her own railway carriage; yet during the same period a minor comic singer would perform for the cost of his food and a pair of shoes to wear on stage. John Rosselli's wide-ranging study introduces all those singers, members of the chorus as well as stars, who have sung Italian opera from 1600 to the twentieth century. Singers are shown slowly emancipating themselves from dependence on great patrons and entering the dangerous freedom of the market. Securely rooted in painstaking scholarship and sprinkled with amusing anecdotes, this is a book to fascinate and inform opera fans at all levels.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0292
Publisher Cambridge University Press

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