The Gilded Stage: A Social History Of Opera by Daniel SnowmanThe Gilded Stage: A Social History Of Opera by Daniel Snowman

The Gilded Stage: A Social History Of Opera

byDaniel Snowman

Paperback | November 1, 2010

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Fascinating and highly readable, this is the definitive social history of the world's most romantic, flamboyant, glamorous, and politically influential art-form: opera
From its beginnings in the Renaissance cities of northern Italy opera has permeated through Europe, America, and beyond, becoming a global business in the digital age. This history unwraps the story of opera from the charm and chaos of Mozart's Vienna to Frederick the Great's Berlin. It covers the lure of fin-de-siècle Paris, the rough and tumble of the Australian outback, and the new world of the Americas—colorful backdrops to the always dramatic, sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious episodes that make up this rich and fascinating story.
Daniel Snowman's books include critical portraits of the Amadeus Quartet and Placido Domingo and, more recently, Historians.
Title:The Gilded Stage: A Social History Of OperaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.5 inPublished:November 1, 2010Publisher:Atlantic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843544679

ISBN - 13:9781843544678

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"A mighty achievement, by far and away the best history of opera available."  —Literary Review