The Paris Opera: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers, Growth and Grandeur, 1815-1914 - Vol. 1


This monumental reference source is devoted to the development of French opera and ballet during the hundred years between the return of the Bourbons to the throne of France following the collapse of the Napoleonic empire and the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Focusing on works performed and personalities active at the Paris Opera during this period, the volume includes a detailed introduction that relates the 19th century history of the Opera to events that took place prior to 1815; the main encyclopedia section covering operas and ballets, singers and dancers, composers and choreographers, librettists and scenarists; also included are three helpful bibliographies.

Additional information

  • 1
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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