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The Autumn of Italian Opera: From Verismo to Modernism, 1890-1915

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With the passing of giants like Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti, and with Verdi in decline, Italian opera at the end of the nineteenth century appeared to be on the wane. Then, suddenly, with the legendary premiere of Mascagni s Cavalleria Rusticana in 1890, Italian opera entered into a period of enormous artistic creativity and commercial success. In The Autumn of Italian
Hardcover, 490 pages
Published November 30th 2007 by Northeastern University Press
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This is a well-written book about the development of verismo --and its demise--in Italian opera.
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Shelves: did-not-finish, music, all
Well written and researched but of interest only to a very specialized audience.
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