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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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French Opera under the Second Empire

French Opera under the Second Empire

(p.161) Chapter 7 French Opera under the Second Empire
French Opera

Vincent Giroud

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the history of French opera during the Second Empire. It suggests that some of the most significant figures in Second Empire opera were Léon Carvalho and his counterpart at the Opéra-Comique, Émile Perrin. The chapter highlights the emergence of French operetta and describes some of the works during this period, including those of Giuseppe Verdi, Victor Massé, and Charles Gounod.

Keywords:   French opera, Second Empire, Léon Carvalho, Émile Perrin, French operetta, Giuseppe Verdi, Victor Massé, Charles Gounod

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