Situating Opera by Herbert Lindenberger

Situating Opera

Herbert Lindenberger
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  • ISBN
    9780521199896 / 0521199891
  • Title Situating Opera
  • Author Herbert Lindenberger
  • Category Opera
    Music Reviews & Criticism
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 324
  • Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
  • Imprint Cambridge University Press
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 228mm x 152mm


Elegantly and engagingly written, this study demonstrates how opera has communicated with its diverse audiences over time.

Publisher Description

exemplifying opera studies as an emerging field of interdisciplinary

“...very accessible and offer excellent insights into why operas of the 20th century and beyond seem to have a more limited audience than the lyrical dramatic operas of the 19th century.” —Choice

Author Biography

Herbert Lindenberger is Avalon Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Stanford University. He is the author of Opera in History: From Monteverdi to Cage (1998), The Literature in History: On Genre, Values, Institutions (1990), Opera: The Extravagant Art (1984), and Saul's Fall: A Critical Fiction (1979).

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