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By Caroline Wood,Graham Sadler

From the outset, French opera generated a massive variety of literature, familiarity with which enormously complements our knowing of this designated artwork shape. but really little of that literature comes in English, regardless of an upsurge of curiosity within the Lully-Rameau interval up to now twenty years. This booklet provides a wide-ranging and informative photo of the association and evolution of French Baroque opera, its goals and aspirations, its strengths and weaknesses. Drawing on authentic records, theoretical writings, letters, diaries, dictionary entries, modern reports and commentaries, it presents a regularly wonderful perception into Lully’s once-proud Royal Academy of song and the vibrant characters who surrounded it. The translated passages are set in context, and readers are directed to additional scholarly and important writings in English.

Readers will locate this new, up to date version more straightforward to take advantage of with its revised and accelerated translations, supplementary explanatory content material and new illustrations.

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