Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna
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Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna by Mary Hunter
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays, presented by an internationally known team of scholars, explores the world of Vienna and the development of opera buffa in the second half of the eighteenth century. Although today Mozart remains one of the most well-known figures of the period, the era was filled with composers, librettists, writers and performers who created and developed opera buffa. Among the topics examined are the relationship of Viennese opera buffa to French theatre; Mozart and eighteenth-century comedy; gender, nature and bourgeois society on Mozart's buffa stage; as well as close analyses of key works such as Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521027113
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Offers a view of opera buffa in the theatrical world of late-eighteenth-century Vienna. This book attributes opera buffa's success to its ability to provide 'sheer' pleasure and hence explores how the genre functioned as entertainment. It shows how the arias and ensembles convey a multifaceted picture of the repertory's social values and habits.
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