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Mozart on the Stage John A. Rice

Mozart on the Stage

John A. Rice

Published March 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780521816342
Hardcover
278 pages
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Presenting a fresh approach to Mozarts achievements as a composer for the stage, John A. Rice outlines the composers place in the operatic culture of his time. The book tells the story of how Mozarts operas came into existence, following theMorePresenting a fresh approach to Mozarts achievements as a composer for the stage, John A. Rice outlines the composers place in the operatic culture of his time. The book tells the story of how Mozarts operas came into existence, following the processes that Mozart went through as he brought his operas from commission to performance. Chapters trace the fascinating series of interactions that took place between Mozart and librettists, singers, stage designers, orchestras, and audiences. In linking the operas by topic, Rice emphasizes what Mozarts operas have in common, regardless of when he wrote them and the genres to which they belong. Overall, the book demonstrates how Mozarts entire operatic oeuvre is the product of a single extraordinary mind and a single pan-European operatic culture.