The Baroque libretto : Italian operas and oratorios in the Thomas Fisher Library at the University of Toronto /

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Author / Creator:Pietropaolo, Domenico, 1949- author.
Imprint:Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2011 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2012)
Description:1 online resource (xii, 244 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, digital file.
Series:Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Subject:Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library -- Catalogs.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.
Librettos -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Librettos -- Analysis, appreciation.
Opera -- Italy -- 17th century.
Opera -- Italy -- 18th century.
MUSIC -- Discography & Buyer's Guides.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Italian.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Parker, Mary Ann, 1951- author.
Notes:Series from dust jacket.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-233) and indexes.
Summary:"The Thomas Fisher Library at the University of Toronto houses a major collection of opera and oratorio librettos associated with performances across Europe. In addition to containing the text of musical dramas, these books incorporate aspects of historical detail and literary history, as well as biographical details of performers. The Baroque Libretto catalogues the Baroque Italian operas and oratorios in the Fisher Library and offers an analysis of how the study of libretto can inform the understanding of opera. The volume also catalogues French and English items from the same period in appendices. This comprehensive discussion draws on the literary, musical, dramatic, and theatrical aspects of each libretto while also considering its philosophical, historical, social, and economic contexts. The result is a work with appeal for those curious about the operatic genre and contemporary European culture."--Pub. desc.
Other form:Print version: Pietropaolo, Domenico. Baroque Libretto : Italian Operas and Oratorios in the Thomas Fisher Library at the University of Toronto. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2014 9781442641631