Opera Studies

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  • 5 Feb 2020
    Alison DeSimone, Matthew Gardner

    Who Benefits?

    What can musical benefits tell us about the ecology of performance in eighteenth-century Britain? Why did musical benefits become such an integral part of a performer’s work in the eighteenth century? How similar were benefits for performers to those for charities? What did musical benefits look like across Britain, in comparison with those in London? […]

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  • 2 Apr 2019
    Hugh Macdonald

    Saint-Saëns and the Stage

    Ever since I developed a passion for French music and started working on Berlioz and then Bizet, I was constantly aware of the formidable figure of Saint-Saëns at the end of the nineteenth century, contributing to every branch of music and regularly heard in concert halls and, thanks to Samson et Dalila, in opera houses […]

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