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The Resource Ancient Rome in early opera, Robert C. Ketterer

Ancient Rome in early opera, Robert C. Ketterer

Label
Ancient Rome in early opera
Title
Ancient Rome in early opera
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Ketterer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this volume, Robert C. Ketterer tracks the changes as operas' Roman subjects crossed generations and national boundaries. He also pays close attention to the composers' individual approaches to developing their librettos. Following opera from its origins in seventeenth-century Venice to Napoleon's invasion of Italy, Ketterer shows how opera was preoccupied with Roman historical figures as heroes, lovers, and fools. Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, and Cimarosa were only the most renowned of the many composers drawn to Roman subjects. Handel in particular is a unifying figure in this history: he began his career in Germany, refined his craft in Italy, and rose to heights of renown in England, composing for aristocracy and royalty alike. Roman history provided these composers with all the necessary courage and intrigue, love and honor, and triumph and defeat so vital for the stirring music that makes great opera."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ketterer, Robert
Dewey number
782.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1700
LC item number
.K47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • Operas
  • Rome
Label
Ancient Rome in early opera, Robert C. Ketterer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-230) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient Rome in early opera -- The coronation of Poppea -- Scipio in Africa -- Otho in Arcadia -- Scipio in Spain -- The problem of Caesar -- Arminius and the problem of Rome -- Clemencies of Titus -- The revolution and the end of a myth
Control code
215173135
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780252033780
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008012687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)215173135
Label
Ancient Rome in early opera, Robert C. Ketterer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-230) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient Rome in early opera -- The coronation of Poppea -- Scipio in Africa -- Otho in Arcadia -- Scipio in Spain -- The problem of Caesar -- Arminius and the problem of Rome -- Clemencies of Titus -- The revolution and the end of a myth
Control code
215173135
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780252033780
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008012687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)215173135

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