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Published: 06 October 2020

296 Pages | 14 illustrations; 39 music examples


ISBN: 9780190915056

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Grand Illusion

Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Gabriela Cruz

  • Explores new historical sources pertaining to the Paris Opéra
  • Highlights the contribution of phantasmagoria to the transformation of opera into a medium of spectacle
  • Provides close readings of works by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Richard Wagner, and Giuseppe Verdi