George Frideric Handel

The Chronicle of Opera

Introduction 1589-1761: Baroque Opera 1589-1634: The New Art 1635-1646: Opera in Venice 1647-1677: Italian Opera Reaches Paris 1678-1702: France, Germany, Paris 1703-1731: The Second Century of Opera 1717-1731: Prima Donnas and Castrati 1732-1739: The Seeds of Change 1740-1761: The Death of Handel 1762-1850: Classical and Romantic Opera 1762-1775: Opera is Reborn 1776-1780: Melodrama and Singspiel …

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