Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
French OperaA Short History$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Vincent Giroud

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300117653

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300117653.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 27 November 2021

Revolution to Romanticism

Revolution to Romanticism

(p.93) Chapter 5 Revolution to Romanticism
French Opera

Vincent Giroud

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the history and evolution of French opera from the French Revolution to romanticism. It explains how liberation from religious tyranny was a popular subject in Revolutionary theater and discusses the popularization of Joan of Arc in Voltaire's controversial epic poem La Pucelle. The chapter also describes the works of three major French opera composers who emerged during the French Revolution: Luigi Cherubini, Étienne-Nicolas Méhul, and Jean-François Le Sueur.

Keywords:   French opera, French Revolution, romanticism, Joan of Arc, Voltaire, La Pucelle, opera composers, Luigi Cherubini, Étienne-Nicolas Méhul, Le Sueur

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.