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Published: 07 December 2017

648 Pages | 149 halftones, 8 line


ISBN: 9780199371655

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Opera for the People

English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Katherine Preston

AMS Studies in Music

  • Illustrates the importance of opera as a style of popular theater on the American stage
  • Examines the role of women in creating this extraordinarily successful style of musical theater entertainment
  • Based entirely on archival sources
  • Traces the emergence of the modern image of opera as an elite, aristocratic style of entertainment

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