A SourcebookeBook - 2010
Opéra-comique, like grand opéra, a specifically French genre of opera, emerged from the political changes and intellectual discussion that played a recurrent role in determining the nature of artistic expression and production in Paris from the late 17th until the mid-18th centuries. Opéra-comique is distinguished by its use of spoken dialogue to link the arias and sung parts, and its more restrained use of recitatives. It emerged out of the popular entertainments, called opéras-comiques en ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (881 pages)