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One The Seventeenthcentury Italian Libretto
Three The Beginnings of the French Libretto
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adaptation Arabella artistic aspect audience ballet Beaumarchais became become Berlioz Bertati Boito bourgeois Brecht brevita Busenello Calzabigi Casti characters chorus classic comedies comic opera commedia composer course death Don Giovanni dramatic eighteenth century emotional esthetic example exit aria famous Faust Favart Felice Romani final France French libretto French opera genre German Giovanni Gluck Goldoni Grand Opera hero Hofmannsthal Hofmannsthal's idea importance Italian Italian libretto Italy Jean King later librettist libretto Licida lieto Lully Mandryka Mefistofele Megacle melodramma merveilleux Metastasio Meyerbeer Nerone never nineteenth century opera comique opera libretto opera seria Orfeo Otello Paris parody pastoral play poet poetic poetry Ponte Ponte's Poppea Quinault reform Regolo Richard Wagner Ring cycle Romani scene scenic Scribe Sedaine seen seventeenth-century Simon sing spectacle stage story Strauss symbolic theater theme tion tragedie lyrique Tristan Venice Verdi's verse Wagner words writing written wrote Zeno Zola