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Operatic Geographies: The Place of Opera and the Opera House

Suzanne Aspden


Opera and its urban environment have developed side-by-side throughout the genre’s 400-year history. This volume of essays applies the lens of cultural geography to contend that the notion and performance of place are as important to opera's instantiations and developmental history as this most prestigious of art forms has been to the development of civic and national identity wherever opera is established. In its sixteen chapters, the volume sets about exploring that evolving relationship throughout opera's history as a genre, from the peripatetic and contingent nature of late seventeenth-cen ... More

Keywords: opera, cultural geography, urban, opera studies, colonialism, territoriality, opera house, theatre, operatic history

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226595962
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226596150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Aspden, editor
University of Oxford

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