French Opera: A Short History


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French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth, and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles, could mention only a handful of titles-- Carmen , Faust , Pelleas et Melisande , Samson et Dalila --a small list for an operatic tradition that began in the seventeenth century and is still very much alive. This book provides a full, single-volume account of opera in France from its origins to the present day. Vincent Giroud looks at the leading composers, from Lully to ...

French Opera: A Short History 2010, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300117653