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Author Heartz, Daniel.

Title From Garrick to Gluck : essays on opera in the age of Enlightenment / Daniel Heartz ; edited by John A. Rice.

Published Hillsdale, N.Y. : Pendragon Press, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.109033 HEAR  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 335 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Opera series ; no. 1
Opera series (Pendragon Press) ; no. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Overture: Les Lumière -- Opera buffa: 1. Vis Comica: Goldoni, Galuppi, and L'Arcadia in Brenta. 2. The Creation of the Buffo finale. 3. Goldoni, Opera buffa, and Mozart's advent in Vienna -- Opera seria: 4. Metastasio, 'Maestro dei maestri di cappella drammatici'. 5. Hasse, Galuppi, and Metastasio. 6. Farinelli and Metastasio: rival twins of public favor. 7. Farinelli revisited: from the sublime to the ridiculous -- Opera comique: 8. Terpsichore at the fair: old and new dance airs in two vaudeville comedies by Lesage. 9. Watteau's Italian comedians. 10. The Beggar's opera and opéra-comique en vaudevilles. 11. Beginnings of the operatic romance: Rousseau, Sedaine, and Monsigny.
The Querelle des bouffons: 12. Grimm's Le petit prophète de boehmischbroda. 13. Italian by intention, French of necesity: Rousseau's Le devin de village. 14. Diderot and the lyric theater: 'the new style' proposed by Le neveu de Rameau -- Reform operas: 15. From Garrick to Gluck: the reform of theater and opera in the mid-eighteenth century. 16. Traetta in Parma: Ippolito ed Aricia. 17. Traetta in Vienna: Armida and Ifigenia in Tauride. 18. Orfeo ed Euridice: some criticisms, revisions, and stage realization during Gluck's lifetime.
Other author Rice, John A.
Subject Opera -- 18th century.
ISBN 1576470814 (alk. paper)