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Published: 01 December 2007

416 Pages | 16 b&w halftones, 7 linecuts

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195342970

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Inventing the Business of Opera

The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth Century Venice

Beth Glixon and Jonathan Glixon

AMS Studies in Music

  • A volume in the prestigious AMS Studies in Music series
  • Narrates an important period in the history of opera from the point of view of an entrepreneur who backed the productions
  • Uncovers a wealth of new information about opera in Venice
  • First study of opera to emphasize the physical production--the scenery, costumes, and stage machinery--that tied these opera productions to the social and economic life of the city

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