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The Operatic State Ruth Bereson

The Operatic State

Ruth Bereson

Published May 10th 2002
ISBN : 9780415278515
Hardcover
226 pages
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Since its beginnings in the ducal palaces of 16th-century Italy, opera has served not only as the patrician art form par excellence but just as importantly as an arena of civic performance. The Operatic State examines the cultural, financial andMoreSince its beginnings in the ducal palaces of 16th-century Italy, opera has served not only as the patrician art form par excellence but just as importantly as an arena of civic performance. The Operatic State examines the cultural, financial and political investments that have gone into the maintenance of opera and opera houses across Italy, France, Russia, the United States, Australia and the UK, and which have led to operas nearly immutable form throughout wars, revolutions and vast social changes throughout the world.