A History of Opera: The Last Four Hundred Years

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Abbate and Parker's A History of Opera is the first full new history of opera in sixty years - now in paperback in an updated second edition 'The best single volume ever written on the subject' The Times Literary Supplement Why has opera transfixed and fascinated audiences for centuries? Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker answer this question in their scrupulous and provocative retelling of the history of opera, examining its development, the means by which it communicates, and its societal role. In a new revision with an expanded examination of opera as an institution in the twenty-first century this book explores the tensions that have sustained opera over 400 years: between words and music, character and singer, inattention and absorption. Abbate and Parker argue that, though the genre's most popular and enduring works were almost all written in a distant European past, opera continues to transform the viewer with its enduring power.

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About the Author:

Roger Parker is Professor of Music at King's College, London, and the author of Leonora's Last Act and Remaking the Song. He is founding co-editor of the Donizetti critical edition, and editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Opera.

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“Fantastically clear-sighted and down-to-earth . . . focuses on what opera is and was rather than what it should be or would like to have been. . . . Their virtuosic spring-clean of opera’s past reveals an art form quite different to the one that we come across today.”
- The Telegraph (UK)

“Reason to applaud . . . vast scholarly authority is put to the service of a narrative both lucid and sweeping.”
- Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe

“Unfailingly intelligent . . . their coverage of every period in opera’s history is scrupulous and provocative.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“Will surely become essential reading for anyone seeking an engaging and highly informed chronicle of the great composers and their works.”
- Daniel Snowman, Opera

“A highly idiosyncratic and personal history of opera. [It] has a brio, insouciance, and even irreverence that are very much their own.”
- G.W. Bowersock, The New Republic

“Fresh . . . brave, challenging and, above all, useful.”
- Literary Review

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Abbate and Parker s A History of Opera is the first full new history of opera in sixty years - now in paperback in an updated second edition The best single volume ever written on the subject The Times Literary Supplement Why has opera transfixed and fascinated audiences for centuries? Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker answer this question in their scrupulous and provocative retelling of the history of opera, examining its development, the means by which it communicates, and its societal role. In a new revision with an expanded examination of opera as an institution in the twenty-first century this book explores the tensions that have sustained opera over 400 years: between words and music, character and singer, inattention and absorption. Abbate and Parker argue that, though the genre s most popular and enduring works were almost all written in a distant European past, opera continues to transform the viewer with its enduring power. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141009018

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