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The Politics of Opera:
A History from Monteverdi to Mozart
Mitchell Cohen

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Prologue Mixtures, Boundaries, Parallels xiii
Acknowledgments xxxi
Part 1 Metamorphoses, Ancient to Modern
1 Who Rules? 3
2 Reigning Voices 18
Intermedio (I) 37
3 Laws and Laurels 40
Part 2 Mantua to Venice
4 Orpheus's Ways 55
Intermedio (II) 64
5 A Prince Decides on Naxos 71
Intermedio (III) 81
6 The Political Scenario of Monteverdi's Venice 84
7 Revealing Ulysses 101
Intermedio (IV) 119
8 Spectacles 124
Part 3 Under French Suns
9 Agitations and Absolutes 143
10 In the Winds The Decades of Pernucio and Telemachus 167
Un court intermède 188
11 Vertical, Horizontal 197
12 Nature and Its Discontents 216
Part 4 Ancients in Modernity
13 From Elysium to Utica 225
Zwischenspiel (I) 244
14 From Crete to Rome 252
Part 5 ". . . And although I am no Count . . ."
15 Masters and Servants 267
Zwischenspiel (II) 292
16 Gaits of History 301
17 Looking for Enlightenment 335
18 Tamino's Wonder 353
Sarastro's Sabbatical This Is Not a Finale 373
Appendix "Backstage" 391
Notes 407
Select Bibliography 449
Index 465

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