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Italian Opera in Late Eighteenth-Century London: The King's Theatre, Haymarket 1778-1791
Price, Curtis, Milhous, Judith (Joint Author), Hume, Robert D. (Joint Author)
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판형 Hardcover, 544pp.
출판일 Apr 13 1995
출판사 OUP Oxford
ISBN-13: 9780198161660
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This interdisciplinary study attempts to make sense of what has long been regarded as a chaotic period in the history of opera in London. In 1778, R.B. Sheridan acquired the King's Theatre and its resident opera company in what we would now call a leveraged buy-out, plunging the opera into
escalating debts that were to haunt it into the 1840s. The 1780s and early 1790s were a stormy but exciting era: the company hired some of the foremost singers and dancers in Europe; ballet d'action came to London, with Noverre himself as ballet master; the company employed such composers as
Sacchini, Anfossi, Cherubini and ultimately Haydn; it went bankrupt and carried on through years of wrangling in chancery; the King's Theatre burned down in 1789 and was rebuilt and re-opened in defiance of the Lord Chamberlain's refusal to license the new building. Drawing on libretti and scores,
ballet scenarios, pamphlets, scattered manuscripts, legal records, architectural drawings, newspapers,... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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