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The Culture of Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna:
A Poetics of Entertainment
Mary Hunter

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface and Acknowledgments
Editorial Policies
Abbreviations
Introduction3
Pt. 1Opera Buffa as Entertainment
Ch. 1Opera Buffa as Sheer Pleasure27
Ch. 2Opera Buffa's Conservative Frameworks52
Ch. 3Opera Buffa's Social Reversals71
Pt. 2The Closed Musical Numbers of Opera Buffa and Their Social Implications
Ch. 4Arias: Some Issues95
Ch. 5Class and Gender in Arias: Five Aria Types110
Ch. 6Ensembles156
Ch. 7Beginning and Ending Together: Introduzioni and Finales196
Pt. 3Cosi Fan Tutte le Opere? A Masterwork in Context
Ch. 8Cosi fan tutte in Conversation247
Ch. 9Cosi fan tutte and Convention273
App. 1Operas Consulted299
App. 2Musical Forms in Opera Buffa Arias305
App. 3Plot Summaries for I finti eredi, Le gare generose, and L'incognita perseguitata309
Works Cited313
Index323

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