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By Philipp Ther,Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller

ISBN-10: 1557536759

ISBN-13: 9781557536754

Grand palaces of tradition, opera theaters marked the heart of eu towns just like the cathedrals of the center a while. As opera forged its spell, nearly each ecu urban and society aspired to have its personal opera condo, and dozens of recent theaters have been developed throughout the “long” 19th century. on the time of the French Revolution in 1789, just a couple of, commonly royal, opera theaters, existed in Europe. notwithstanding, via the flip of the 19th and 20th centuries approximately each huge city possessed a theater within which operas have been played, specially in imperative Europe, the quarter upon which this e-book concentrates. This quantity, a revised and prolonged model of 2 well-reviewed books released in German and Czech, explores the social and political history to this “opera mania” in 19th century relevant Europe. After tracing the foremost traits within the opera heritage of the interval, together with the emergence of nationwide genres of opera and its a number of social services and cultural meanings, the writer contrasts the histories of the most important homes in Dresden (a courtroom theater), Lemberg (a theater outfitted and subsidized via aristocrats), and Prague (a civic institution). past the operatic associations and their key degree productions, composers similar to Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Bedřich Smetana, Stanisław Moniuszko, Antonín Dvořák, and Richard Strauss are installed their social and political contexts. The concluding bankruptcy, bringing jointly the several leitmotifs of social and cultural background explored within the remainder of the booklet, explains the specificities of opera existence in imperative Europe inside a much wider eu and worldwide framework.

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