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Lecture 11

MUS 112E Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Giacomo Meyerbeer, Libretto, Les Huguenots


Department
Music
Course Code
MUS 112E
Professor
Katz
Lecture
11

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Thursday, April 21, y
French Grand Opera
Paris opera theaters
-Opera
-Opera comique
-Théâtre-Italien
-Directed by Rossini from 1824
French grand opera
-1830s
-Paris Opera (a building)
-five acts, including ballet
-sung throughout
-subjects from medieval or modern history
-large performing forces
grand opera composers
-Rossini
-Guillaume Tell
-Giacomo Meyerbeer
-Les Huguenots
Giacomo Meyerbeer
-came from a wealthy family in Berlin
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