A short history of opera / by Donald Jay Grout Grout, Donald Jay

User activity

Share to:
Grout, Donald Jay
Opera.; Opera - History.; Opéra.
"When first published in 1947, A Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. Now, more than five decades later, this thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition informs and entertains opera lovers just as its predecessors have." "The fourth edition incorporates new scholarship that traces the most important developments in the evolution of musical drama. After surveying anticipations of the operatic form in the lyric theater of the Greeks, medieval dramatic music, and other forerunners, the book reveals the genre's beginnings in the seventeenth century and follows its progress to the present day."--BOOK JACKET.
Read associated articles: Bedřich Smetana, Emilio de' Cavalieri, La liberazione di Ruggiero, La serva padrona, List of opera topics, Ludwig Fischer (bass), Origins of opera, Ottavio Rinuccini, Regina (opera), Stefano Landi
Work ID

User activity

e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this work

Add a comment

Show comments and reviews from Amazon users