Arts / Music / The Rise of Opera by Robert Donington Robert Donington Faber and Faber 1981: first edition black cloth hardcover in decorative dust jacket: approximately 6.25 x 10 inches  tall: 399 pages including index: black and white photographic illustration and sections of musical scores. Synopsis: A history of the conception and development of Opera with investigation of  opera librettos, musical development, and the evolution  from 16th century  masques and interludes . The author examines the founding of Opera on literature, poetry, and Renaissance art,  the influence of manners and ideas on operatic scores, and the genius involved - of Peri, Caccinin,  Monteverdi,Cavalli, Cesti, Lully and others. Contents are arranged as follows:  Part One: the Approach to Opera (Defining Opera. The Philosophical Ingredient. The Poetical Ingredient. The Musical Ingredient. The Threshold. The Reciting Style. The Modern Style.)  Part Two: The Achievement of Opera. (Across the threshold. Opera achieved. Operate comes into fashion. Monteverdi and his "Orfeo". Consolidation. Rome and Venice. Monteverdi at Venice.) Part Three: The Broadening of Opera. (The Venetian succession. The Italian sequel.)  Part Four: The Dividing Of Opera. (The Approach to French Opera. The Rise of French Opera. Love and Glory.)  Appendix: Opera and the Calendar. Notes. Select bibliography. Index. Condition: : Slight  age discolouration to endpapers: very clean and good overall. used books
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  • Book Title: The Rise of Opera
  • Author: Robert Donington
  • ISBN: 0571116744
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Year Published: 1981
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