The Splendid Art of Opera: A Concise History

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Methuen, Jan 1, 1980 - Opera. - 413 pages
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Covers the origins of opera in Florence, Venice, Paris, Hamburg, and London, chronicling sociopolitical factors, the influence of the popular arts, and the great singers

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In the Beginning Was the Word
Italian Import Versus Local Product
The Rise of Comedy and the Flight of Music

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About the author (1980)

Ethan Mordden has taught at Yale University and is the author of numerous books, including The American Theatre, A Guide to Orchestral Music, Broadway Babies, Opera in the Twentieth Century, and A Guide to Opera Recordings.

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