Ottenberg synthesizes material from a variety of sourcesannals, memoirs, and scholarly sourcesand, with them, weaves a coherent narrative of what was performed where, by whom, and what developments took place. Works, companies, and individual singers are discussed to reveal the 19th-century world of performance styles and audience expectations. This is a fascinating look at a relatively unexplored part of American musical and cultural history; the book casts new light on opera in Americaits variety, popularity, and appeal to changing audiences throughout the century.
|Series:||Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance Series , #32|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)|
|Lexile:||1540L (what's this?)|
About the Author
JUNE C. OTTENBERG is Professor of Music History Emerita at the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University, where she taught for many years. Her work with music in America has focused on musicians and music that immigrated to America from such places as England, Scotland, and Moravia. She contributes to various journals, has a chapter in the forthcoming Opera in the Golden West, and regularly publishes reviews of recordings in High/Performance Review.
Table of Contents
Setting the Stage
English Influence to 1825
English and "Englished" Opera: 1825-1847
European versus English Style: 1847-1865
Contemporary European Opera: 1865-1883
A Turn to German Opera: 1883-1900