Foreign Opera at the London Playhouses : From Mozart to Bellini by Christina Fuhrmann

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In the early nineteenth century over forty operas by international composers, together with Mozart, Rossini, Weber and Bellini, had been tailored for London playhouses, usually showing in drastically altered kind. Such adjustments have been denigrated as ‘mutilations’. The operas had been translated into English, fitted with spoken dialogue, divested of a lot of their music, augmented with interpolations and steadily set to altered libretti. By the finish of the interval, the radical adjustments of earlier variations gave method to extra trustworthy variations. In the first complete research of those variations, Christina Fuhrmann reveals how integral they’re to our understanding of early nineteenth-century opera and the transformation of London’s theatrical and musical life. This guide reveals how these operas accelerated repertoire shifts in the London theatrical world, fostered vital adjustments in musical style, revealed the ambiguities and inadequacies of copyright regulation and sparked intense debate about constancy to the unique work.

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  • Title: Foreign Opera at the London Playhouses : From Mozart to Bellini
  • Author: Christina Fuhrmann
  • Category: Other
  • Date: 09/01/15
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781316348871

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