Italian verista opera libretti, 1890-1920: A historical, structural and statistical survey

Nannetti, Remo Lorenzo (1984) Italian verista opera libretti, 1890-1920: A historical, structural and statistical survey. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Part One, ""Verismo" in Italian Opera: A Historical Perspective", provides an overview of Italian operatic activity between the years 1890 and 1920 inclusive and is subdivided into four chapters which follow a roughly chronological sequence. Chapter One, ""Cavalleria" and the Preceding Decade", covers the period 1860 to 1890 and describes the fortunes of the two principal music publishers, Rioordi and Sonsogno. Chapter Two, "Towards a Definition of "Verismo"", shows the extent of the gulf between literary and operatic realism and examines contemporary attitudes to the question. Chapter Three, "Growth and Consolidation; 1890-96", demonstrates the extent to which Sonzogno capitalized on the immense success of "Cavalleria" and chronicles the methods used to promote "verismo puro" as a viable operatic commodity. Chapter Four, "Diversification and Decline; 1897-1920", describes how "verismo puro", despite being fragmented into a series of closely allied genres (each of which is examined and commented upon), enjoyed several revivals in the first two decades of the twentieth century, none of which could arrest the downward trend in the fortunes of Casa Sonaogno.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Italian
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 1984
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1984-71519
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 14:25
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 10:36
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.71519

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