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Opera in America: A Cultural History

Dizikes, Professor John

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ISBN 10: 0300054963 / ISBN 13: 9780300054965
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, USA, 1993
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Title: Opera in America: A Cultural History

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, USA

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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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