History of Opera

History of Opera
ISBN10: 0393028100
Pages: 485
Language English
Author: Stanley Sadie
ISBN13: 9780393028102
Published: March 1st 1990 by W. W. Norton & Company
Genre: Music
Goodreads Rating: 4.00

A survey of opera covering baroque, pre-classical, classical, 19th century and 20th century. It includes an introductory essay on the nature and social place of opera and is organized by century examining national developments within the chronological framework. Discussion of stage design and production is included, offering the student, researcher or enthusiast an opportunity to see the development of design, stage movement and gesture in the context of the development of opera itself. The book contains many illustrations, engravings, prints and photographs.

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