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Meyerbeer’s Il crociato in Egitto: mélodrame, opera, orientalism

Everist, Mark (1996) Meyerbeer’s Il crociato in Egitto: mélodrame, opera, orientalism Cambridge Opera Journal, 8, (3), pp. 215-250. (doi:10.1017/S0954586700004730).

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Il crociato in Egitto was the last in a series of Italian operas written by Giacomo Meyerbeer between 1817 and 1824. Although his Emma di Resburgo and Margherita d'Anjou had been successful in Venice and Milan, it was Il crociato that put Meyerbeer in the first rank of internationally renowned composers of Italian opera. The work's contemporary popularity makes it an important element in the history of early nineteenth-century Italian opera, and the abundant source material that survives for the opera permits a reconstruction of its early history. Furthermore, the publication in facsimile of a copyist's score from the première at La Fenice and the recording of the work by Opera Rara have encouraged a modern revaluation.

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Published date: November 1996
Keywords: meyerbeer, crociato, everist, melodrame, opera, orientalism


Local EPrints ID: 67508
ISSN: 0954-5867
PURE UUID: e5b87037-70a5-4cd5-a53e-630109bf8e23

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Date deposited: 27 Aug 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:19

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