Genre and Form in French Opera

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Offers a complete thematic survey of the conventions used in all types of French opera in the eighteenth century, and includes tables to build up a picture of important repertory works. Dramatic categories (e.g. 'Tragedy', Pastorals') are treated separately from constituent elements (e.g. 'Solo vocal forms') but the latter are cross-referenced all through.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera
EditorsAnthony R. DelDonna, Pierpaolo Polzonetti
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)978-0-521-87358, 978-0-521-69538
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • France, opera, opéra-comique, 18th century, formal conventions

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