Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna
Assistant Professor of Art History Mary Hunter, Mary Kathleen Hunter, Mary Hunter, James Webster, Arthur Groos
Cambridge University Press, 27 nov. 1997 - 459 sidor
This collection of essays, presented by an internationally known team of scholars, explores the world of Vienna and the development of opera buffa in the second half of the eighteenth century. Among the topics explored are the relationship of Viennese opera buffa to French theater; Mozart and eighteenth century comedy; gender, nature and bourgeois society on Mozart's buffa stage; as well as close examinations of key works such as Don Giovanni and Figaro.
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