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Opera on Stage cover
  • ISBN: 9780226045917
  • ISBN10: 0226045919

Opera on Stage

by Lorenzo Bianconi

  • List Price: $80.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 74
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/2002
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List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations I. Stage and Set Mercedes Viale Ferrero Theatrical Spaces and Designers 1. Space and the Set 2. Spaces and Opera Genres 3. Spaces and Their Appreciation 4. Spaces and Privilege 5. Spaces and Techniques 6. Designers and Their Audiences 7. Designers and Critics (Practice and Theory) 8. Designers and Practitioners 9. Originality and Convention 10.Iconographia Theatralis 11. The Birth of Opera 12. Single and Multiple Sets 13. The Great Dynasties of Opera Designers 14. The Staging of Three Exemplary Productions 15. Theatrical Architecture, Set Design, and Painting 16. Rome and Arcadia 17. Another Great Dynasty, the Bibienas: Sets and Theaters 18. Two Examples of Staging 19. Metastasiana 20. Travelers and Residents: Stage Designers and Theatrical Organizations 21. Three Productions and Their Sets 22. The New Theaters 23. Two Points to Bear in Mind 24. Revolution and Conservation 25. The Permanence of the Ephemeral 26. The Restoration: Innovation in Images and the Imaginary 27. Felice Romani's Production Books 28. Reflections on the Sets for Two Librettos by Felice Romani 29. Developments in Milan and Elsewhere 30. Verdi and the Early Production Books 31. Giuseppe Bertoja, Set Designer for Verdi (and Others) 32. More on Verdi 33. The Turn of the Century 34. Staging Puccini 35. New Experiences 36. The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Bibliographic Note 2. Directing Opera Gerardo Guccini Stage Direction in Italian Opera 1. From theCoragoand theMaestro di Scene: Possible Variations and Significant Developments in the Baroque Theater 2. Clients and Impresarios 3. Pierro Metastasio and the Profession of the Theatrical Poet 4. The Treatise Writers and the Principle of Authority 5. Designing and Directing Repertory Opera Productions 6. The Stage Manager Opera Direction in Italy 7. The Beginnings of Opera Direction in Italy 8. The Impact and Spread of Luchino Visconti's Work as an Opera Director 9. Zeffirelli, Strehler, and Ronconi: Three Different Approaches to Opera Direction 10. Operas and Direction Bibliographic Note 3. Theatrical Ballet and Italian Opera Kathleen Kuzmick Hansell Ballet during the Age of Venetian Opera, 1640-1720 1. The Rise of Theatrical Dance: General Trends 2. Consolidation of Tendencies: Characteristic Features of Later Seventeenth-Century Stage Dance Opera Seria, Dramma Giocoso, and the Challenge of Pantomime Ballet, 1720-1795 3. A Question of Entr'actes: Ballets during the Period of VocalIntermezzi 4. 1740-1765: The Rise of Italian Pantomime Ballet 5. 1766-1776: A Decade of Debate and Questioning 6. The End of the Century: Italian Ballet Preeminent Ballet and the Melodramma: Flower and Decline, 1796-1872 7. Pantomime Ballet at Its Zenith, 1796-1821: TheCoreodramma 8. 1822-1849: The Ballo d'Azione in Its Last Flowering: The Encounter with Romantic Ballet andGrand Opera 9. 1850-1872: The Ballet Subsumed in the Opera Epilogue: Fin de Siecle Bibliographic Note Index of Names Index of Operas and Ballets Index of Theatrical Venues
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