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French OperaA Short History$
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Vincent Giroud

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300117653

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300117653.001.0001

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Revolution to Romanticism

Revolution to Romanticism

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

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0006

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

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