Articles by tag "Opera comique"

Courtly Representation Play, Singspiel, Opéra Comique: On the Reception of Antonio Sacchini’s Lisola damore

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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