A Book of Operas Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music By Henry Edward Krehbiel PDF

Download A Book of Operas Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music By Henry Edward Krehbiel PDF book free online – From A Book of Operas Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music By Henry Edward Krehbiel PDF: The opera was given twenty-three times in a season of seventy-nine nights, and the receipts ranged from $1843 on the opening night and $1834 on the closing, down to $356 on the twenty-ninth night.

But neither Phillipps nor Garcia was the first to present an operatic version of Beaumarchais’s comedy to the American people. French operas by Rousseau, Monsigny, Dalayrac, and Grétry, which may be said to have composed the staple of the opera-houses of Europe in the last decades of the eighteenth century, were known also in the contemporaneous theatres of Charleston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. In 1794 the last three of these cities enjoyed “an opera in 3 acts,” the text by Colman, entitled, “The Spanish Barber; or, The Futile Precaution.” 

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