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This first-of-its-kind, highly entertaining, and carefully researched account reveals how nearly 200 operas by leading composers and librettists have portrayed the major events and personalities of more than 2000 years of history. In a continuous and absorbing narrative, the book sweeps from Roman times to 1820, with a cast of characters that includes Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Attila, Charlemagne, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Napoleon - and hundreds more. All are seen as the figures historians generally perceive them to have been and as their on-stage counterparts, created and re-imagined by some of opera's greatest artists.

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Jellinek, an internationally recognized authority on opera, chronicles where opera and history have crossed paths. From the rise of Caesar to the fall of Napoleon, he writes of legendary figures as they actually were and as they were re-created and re-imagined by some of opera's greatest artists. In addition to a narrative account, he includes an extensive bibliography and a chronology that provides further historical information on about 1,200 operas dealing with historical subjects. Contains several b&w photographs of opera stars in their respective roles.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-338) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879102845
Author:
Jellinek, George
Publisher:
Limelight Editions
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
History in opera
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Music | Opera
Edition Number:
1st Limelight ed.
Edition Description:
Limelight
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
405
Dimensions:
9.24x7.03x1.02 in. 1.80 lbs.

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