A SourcebookeBook - 2010
Opera-comique, like grand opera, a specifically French genre of opera, emerged from the political changes and intellectual discussion that played a recurrent role in determining the nature of artistic expression and production in Paris from the late 17th until the mid-18th centuries. Opera-comique is distinguished by its use of spoken dialogue to link the arias and sung parts, and its more restrained use of recitatives. It emerged out of the popular entertainments, called operas-comiques en ...
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (780 pages)