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OPERA IN AMERICA: A CULTURAL HISTORY

Professor John Dizikes

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ISBN 10: 0300054963 / ISBN 13: 9780300054965
Published by Yale University Press, US, 1993
Used Condition: Very Good in Near Fine jacket Hardcover
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First Edition. First Printing. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Binding is tight. Spine is cocked. Boards are clean. Text block is lightly soiled. Dust jacket is clean, bright, and unmarked with slight edgewear. Bookseller Inventory # 16076

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Title: OPERA IN AMERICA: A CULTURAL HISTORY

Publisher: Yale University Press, US

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Near Fine jacket

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st.

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Looks at American opera productions, theaters, personalities, and companies, discusses the influence of Black theater, operetta, and Broadway musicals, and describes opera's place in American culture

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A dozen years in the making, Dizikes' work, which won the 1993 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, is a milestone achievement. He begins his chronicle in the early 19th century, tracing the expansion of opera in the United States while exploring its influences at the hands of politics, war and immigration. The staging of "The Bohemian Girl" in 1844, writes Dizikes, marked the birth of modern opera in the U.S. He fills out his research with rich detail about the singers, conductors, composers, patrons and fans who collectively have shepherded opera into every corner of the country--from large urban centers to rural backwaters.

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