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Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna : Cambridge Studies in Opera - Mary Hunter

Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna

Cambridge Studies in Opera

By: Mary Hunter (Editor), James Webster (Editor), Arthur Groos (Editor), Tim Carter (Editor), John Deathridge (Editor)

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Published: 13th December 1997
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This collection of essays, presented by an internationally known team of scholars, explores the world of Vienna and the development of opera buffa in the second half of the eighteenth century. Among the topics explored are the relationship of Viennese opera buffa to French theater; Mozart and eighteenth century comedy; gender, nature and bourgeois society on Mozart's buffa stage; as well as close examinations of key works such as Don Giovanni and Figaro.

'... an enthralling collection of essays by a distinguished group of international scholars ... will give any reader a deeper knowledge and understanding of Mozart's comic operas and of the genius who created them.' Scenaria

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Historical and Literary Contexts
Goldoni, opera buffa, and Mozart's advent in
Lo specchio francese: Viennese opera buffa and the legacy of French theatre
Il re alla caccia and Le roi et le fermier: Italian and French treatments of class and gender
Mozart and eighteenth-century comedy
Social and Generic Meanings
The sentimental muse of opera buffa
The biology lessons of opera buffa: gender, nature, and Bourgeois society on Mozart's buffa stage
Bourgeois values and Opera Buffa in 1780's
Opera seria? Opera buffa? Genre and style as sign
Figaro as misogynist: on aria types and aria rhetoric
The alternative endings of
Don Giovanni: recognition denied
Analytical and Methodological Issues
Analysis and dramaturgy: reflections towards a theory of Opera
Understanding opera buffa: analysis = interpretation
Operatic ensembles and the problem of the Don Giovanni sextet
Buffo roles in Mozart's Vienna: tessitura and tonality as signs of characterization
List of works cited
Index
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ISBN: 9780521572392
ISBN-10: 0521572398
Series: Cambridge Studies in Opera
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 13th December 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.86