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Opera in Dublin, 1798-1820 By T.J. Walsh

Opera in Dublin, 1798-1820

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Traces the history of the Crow Street Theatre in Dublin under the management of Frederick Jones. Drawing upon reports in newspapers and journals of the time, the book chronicles two decades of theatrical and operatic life in Dublin.
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Opera in Dublin, 1798-1820: Frederick Jones and the Crow Street Theatre by T.J. Walsh

This study traces the history of the Crow Street Theatre in Dublin under the management of Frederick Jones. Drawing upon reports in newspapers and journals of the time, Dr Walsh chronicles two decades of theatrical and operatic life in Dublin. This was a period which saw the decline of the English Ballade opera and pasticcio, and the rise of Italian opera and "bel canto". Such famous singers of the time as Anglica Catalani, John Braham, Giuseppe Naldi, Giuseppe Ambrogetti, Michael Kelly, Teresa Bertinotti Radicati and Catherine Stephensare the subject of many descriptions and anecdotes. Technical advances in the theatre, from the "few hundred gallons of spermaceti oil" required in 1800 to the installation of gas in 1819, form an important part of the story. The reader interested in the social history of Dublin at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the student of operatic and theatrical conditions in a transitional age should be interested in this book. T.J. Walsh is the author of "Opera in Dublin 1705-1797: The Social Scene", "Monte Carlo Opera 1879-1909", "Second Empire Opera: The Theatre Lyrique, Paris 1851-1870" and "Monte Carlo Opera 1910-1951".

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Table of Contents


Interval music 1798-1799; curtain raiser 1800-1807; curtain up - on Catalani 1807; Catalani encore 1808; the great God Braham 1808-1811; Mozart adapted 1811; Catalani Ritorna 1812-1814; two English nightingales 1815-1816; an Irish lark and that extraordinary child, Master Balfe 1817-1818; the original Don Giovanni 1819-1820. Appendices: cast lists of first performances of representative operas and operatic pieces performed at the Theatre Royal, Crow Street, between 1798 and 1819; list of performances of Italian operas given in Dublin between 1808 and 1819; programmes of Catalani's Dublin concerts in 1814; rules and regulations - to be observed by the several performers and persons engaged and employed in the Theatre Royal, Crow Street and in the theatres of Cork and Limerick, and in all other theatres in which Frederick Edward Jones esquire may be interested or concerned.

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GOR010075334
Opera in Dublin, 1798-1820: Frederick Jones and the Crow Street Theatre by T.J. Walsh
T.J. Walsh
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1993-10-01
320
0198163975
9780198163978
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