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Not without MadnessPerspectives on Opera$
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Fabrizio Della Seta

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226749143

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Not without Madness
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Fabrizio Della Seta

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.003.0001

This book presents chapters that explore the concept and history of opera. It discusses the identification of what generates the dramatic conflict, attempts at a taxonomic segmentation of dramatico-musical text, and identification of the function of a stylistic category such as exoticism or of a codified topos. The chapter also discusses Verdi and his contemporaries, and the history of Verdian criticism.

Keywords:   opera, dramatic conflict, dramatico-musical texts, verdi, verdian criticism

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