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A Second Book of Operas

By Krehbiel, Henry Edward

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Title: A Second Book of Operas  
Author: Krehbiel, Henry Edward
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Krehbiel, H. E. (n.d.). A Second Book of Operas. Retrieved from http://www.worldlibrary.org/


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CHAPTER I. BIBLICAL OPERAS: Whether or not the English owe a grudge to their Lord Chamberlain for depriving them of the pleasure of seeing operas based on Biblical stories I do not know. If they do, the grudge cannot be a deep one, for it is a long time since Biblical operas were in vogue, and in the case of the very few survivals it has been easy to solve the difficulty and salve the conscience of the public censor by the simple device of changing the names of the characters and the scene of action if the works are to be presented on the stage, or omitting scenery, costumes and action and performing them as oratorios. In either case, whenever this has been done, however, it has been the habit of critics to make merry at the expense of my Lord Chamberlain and the puritanicalness of the popular spirit of which he is supposed to be the official embodiment, and to discourse lugubriously and mayhap profoundly on the perversion of composers' purposes and the loss of things essential to the lyric drama.

Table of Contents
· CHAPTER I. BIBLICAL OPERAS · CHAPTER II. BIBLE STORIES IN OPERA AND ORATORIO · CHAPTER III. RUBINSTEIN'S GEISTLICHE OPER · CHAPTER IV. SAMSON ET DALILA · CHAPTER V. DIE KONIGIN VON SABA · CHAPTER VI. HERODIADE · CHAPTER VII. LAKME · CHAPTER VIII. PAGLIACCl · CHAPTER IX. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA · CHAPTER X. THE CAREER OF MASCAGNI · CHAPTER XI. IRIS · CHAPTER XII. MADAMA BUTTERFLY · CHAPTER XIII. DER ROSENKAVALIER · CHAPTER XIV. KONIGSKINDER · CHAPTER XV. BORIS GODOUNOFF · CHAPTER XVI. MADAME SANS-GENE AND OTHER OPERAS BY GIORDANO · CHAPTER XVII. TWO OPERAS BY WOLF-FERRARI

 

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