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Opera in America: A Cultural History

Dizikes, John

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ISBN 10: 0300054963 / ISBN 13: 9780300054965
Published by Yale Univ Pr, New Haven, 1993
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New. First. (Presumed first as no edition stated and number line starts with 2). In mylar cover. Spotless and an incredible source book on opera from 1735 to the present. Heavy book will require extra postage if sent overseas. Please inquire and I'll go to the post office for an exact cost. Bookseller Inventory # 000917

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Title: Opera in America: A Cultural History

Publisher: Yale Univ Pr, New Haven

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Edition: 1st Edition

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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


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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