Erupting Volcanoes and Background Bullfights: Political Drama on the Parisian Stage
Nineteenth-century Paris was Europe’s most exhilarating operatic capital: in its theatres Meyerbeer’s larger-than-life productions dazzled audiences, while Bizet’s Carmen flopped. Sarah Hibberd navigates the city’s thriving scene, dominated by the distinctively French genres of grand opéra and opéra comique, and charts the changing development of Parisian taste.
Sarah Hibberd is Stanley Hugh Baddock Chair of Music at the University of Bristol. She specialises in 19th-century French opera and is the author of French Grand Opera and the Historical Imagination.
Organised by the European Opera Centre
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