Articles by tag "18th century"

Paisiello’s La frascatana. Dramaturgical transformations on its journey through Central Europe

During the second half of the eighteenth century, the Italian opera buffa successfully spread all over Europe. The works were often adapted to suit not only the new performers but also the respective cultural context. This is also true of one of the most popular comic operas of the period,...
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Courtly Representation Play, Singspiel, Opéra Comique. On the Reception of Antonio Sacchini’s L´isola d´amore

Up to now, scholars have treated ”opera as a form of courtly representation,” a topic of great significance for cultural history, primarily with regard to opera seria as well as festa teatrale. By contrast, opera buffa has been neglected, often being given the label ”bourgeois,” although the works of this...
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