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Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Mark Everist

Abstract

Parisian theatrical, artistic, social, and political life is illustrated in the institutional history of the Paris Odéon, an opera house that flourished during the Bourbon Restoration. This book traces the complete arc of the Odéon's short but highly successful life from ascent to triumph, decline, and closure. Outlining the role the Odéon played in expanding operatic repertoire and in changing the face of musical life in Paris, the author reconstructs the political power structures that controlled the world of Parisian music drama, the internal administration of the theater, and its relations ... More

Keywords: theatrical life, artistic life, social life, political life, institutional history, Bourbon Restoration, operatic repertoire, theater administration, composers, librettists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520234451
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520234451.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Everist, author