Rodolfo Celletti, who has devoted his whole career to studying the voice from every historical, technical, and musical aspect, offers here a fascinating history of bel canto singing and the voice in operatic literature. He begins by discussing the links between bel canto and the operatic ideals of the baroque, and points out that the style was created as much by operatic composers and their librettists as by their executants, the singers. To this end he undertakes a review of Italian opera of the period, and traces the ...

A History of Bel Canto 1997, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198166412

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A History of Bel Canto 1991, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780193132092

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