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By Peter Brown,Suzana Suzana OgrajenŠek

ISBN-10: 0199558558

ISBN-13: 9780199558551

ISBN-10: 0199679304

ISBN-13: 9780199679300

Opera used to be invented on the finish of the 16th century in imitation of the intended kind of supply of historical Greek tragedy, and, when you consider that then, operas in keeping with Greek drama were one of the most vital within the repertoire. This selection of essays through best gurus within the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance reports, English Literature, glossy Languages, and Theatre experiences presents an extremely wide-ranging and targeted assessment of the relationship
between the 2 genres. for the reason that tragedies have performed a miles better half than comedies during this department of operatic heritage, the quantity ordinarily concentrates at the tragic repertoire, yet a bankruptcy on musical models of Aristophanes' Lysistrata is incorporated, in addition to discussions of incidental song, a
very very important a part of the musical reception of old drama, from Andrea Gabrieli in 1585 to Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir within the overdue 20th and early twenty-first centuries.

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