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The politics of opera in Handel"s Britain

Thomas McGeary

The politics of opera in Handel"s Britain

by Thomas McGeary

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opera,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementThomas McGeary
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3918.O64 M35 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25394002M
    ISBN 109781107009882
    LC Control Number2012029729

      Donald Macleod and Suzanne Aspden discuss how Handel thrived in Britain thanks to his political acumen and his well-received e 3 of 5 The Opera Divo Donald Macleod and Suzanne Aspden discuss Handel's place in the London opera scene of the early 18th century, a world fraught with feuding both on and off the stage. The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britain. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN Meynell, Hugo. The Art of Handel's Operas, The Edwin Mellen Press () ISBN ; National Portrait Gallery. Handel. A Celebration of his Life and Times – Young, Percy Marshall (). Handel. New York: David White.

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: opera  Handels Britain.   Politics, kingship, heresy, adultery and love combine with incomparable pomp and solemnity, with a score to match. The bass role of King Philip II of Spain is one of opera Missing: Handels Britain.

    Atalanta (HWV 35) is a pastoral opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel composed in It is based upon the mythological female athlete, Atalanta, the libretto (which is in Italian) being derived from the book La Caccia in Etolia by Belisario Valeriani. The identity of the librettist is not known.. Handel composed it for the London celebrations of the marriage in of Frederick Missing: Handels Britain. ^ Handel as Orpheus: voice and desire in the chamber cantatas by Ellen T. Harris, ^ Burrows , str. 29– ^ Mainwaring , str. ^ Dean & Knapp , str. The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britain. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.


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The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britain examines the involvement of Italian opera in British partisan politics in the first half of the eighteenth century, which saw Sir Robert Walpole's rise to power and George Frideric Handel's greatest period of opera by: 8.

The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britain examines the involvement of Italian opera in British partisan politics in the first half of the eighteenth century, which saw Sir Robert Walpole's rise to power and George Frideric Handel's greatest period of opera production.2/5(1).

The Politics of Opera in Handel’s Britain The Politics of Opera in Handel’s Britain examines the involvement of Italian opera in British partisan politics in the first half of the eighteenth century, which saw Sir Robert Walpole’s rise to power and George Frideric Handel’s greatest period of.

The Politics of Opera in Handel’s Britain Thomas McGeary has made a major contribution to the history of opera in Britain by surveying the interrelationships between opera and politics from Handel’s arrival in London in to the last of his productions in Author: William Weber.

The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britain by THOMAS MCGEARY ISBN ISBN x Hardcover; Cambridge University Press; ISBN The Politics of Opera in Handel’s Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. $ USD, £ (hardback). ISBN [Review].

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, 28 (2) 95 - Author: AG Pink. Thomas McGeary's book explores the relationship between Italian opera and British partisan politics in the era of George Frideric Handel.

Th e Politics of Opera in Handel’s Britain examines the involvement of Italian opera in British partisan politics in the fi rst half of the eighteenth century, which saw Sir Robert Walpole’s rise to power and George Frideric Handel’s greatest period of opera production.

In The Politics of Opera, McGeary has—it seems to this reviewer— highlighted a fundamental problem in the musicology of eighteenth-cen- tury Britain, which is that the great majority of its scholars came first to their subject either as performers or as avid listeners, and only later turned.

Remarkably no Handel operas were staged for a period of years between and the s. The final chapter in this book reveals the differences and similarities between how Handel's operas were performed in his time and : David R. Kimbell. "The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britain examines the involvement of Italian opera in British partisan politics in the first half of the eighteenth century, which saw Sir Robert Walpole's rise to power and George Frideric Handel's greatest period of opera production.

The book cites the article by Hume published in that asks whether a piece was written to make a political point (‘The Politics of Opera in the Seventeenth-Century London’, Cambridge Opera. "In The Politics of Opera, Cohen brings a music lover's avidity and scholar's lucidity to the ever-changing relationship between the operatic stage and the political world.

His invigorating book gives art and ideology their due—a rare g: Handels Britain. Thomas McGeary's book examines how events at the Haymarket opera theatre were exploited in partisan politics during the ministry of Robert Walpole and Handel's greatest period of opera production.

It will appeal to all those interested in opera, British history and the history of music and theatre. Berenice (HWV 38) is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to a Antonio Salvi libretto, Berenice, regina d’Egitto, or Berenice, Queen of began the music in December ; the premiere took place at Covent Garden Theatre in London on 18 May — but was unsuccessful, with just three further performances.

Set circa 81 B.C., Berenice traces the life of Berenice Missing: Handels Britain. Messiah (HWV 56) is an English-language oratorio composed in by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the Coverdale Psalter, the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common was first performed in Dublin on 13 April and received its London premiere nearly a year : Charles Jennens, from the King James Bible.

Music in the London Theatre from Purcell to Handel; This book is concerned with a hundred years of musical drama in England. It charts the development of the genre from the theatre works of Henry Purcell (and his contemporaries) to the dramatic oratorios of George Frideric Handel (and his).

‘ The Politics of Opera in Late Seventeenth. e Faramondo, is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an Italian libretto adapted from Apostolo Zeno 's Faramondo. The story is loosely based upon the legend of Pharamond, a mythological King of the Franks, circa  AD, and the early history of g: Handels Britain.

George Frideric Handel, German-born English composer of the late Baroque era, noted particularly for his operas, oratorios, and instrumental compositions. He wrote the most famous of all oratorios, Messiah, and is also known for such occasional. Thomas McGeary THE POLITICS OF OPERA IN HANDEL'S BRITAIN Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.

xii+, isbn 1 2. 2 Serse, HWV 40 (). Serse, Handel’s third last opera, is a more playful affair, also drawn from classical retells not exactly a history of Xerxes I, king of Persia, but includes a couple of anecdotes from his life, which would have been well known to the 18th century audience, intertwined with a more imaginative love : Sandra Bowdler.

Global banking group Societe Generale is delighted to be building on its long-term partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum as lead sponsor of its major exhibition forOpera: Passion, Power and Politics in collaboration with the Royal Opera g: Handels Britain.In the highly politicized culture of early-eighteenth-century London, Italian opera seria was an easy target for literary critics who deplored its foreign and irrational sensuality, for xenophobic dramatists and nationalists, and for social reformers who saw in opera a luxury and wantonness that could lead only to vice.

Opera plots and characters — as well as theatrical goings-on — often stood in for contemporary .