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Physiology of the Opera

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By: (?-1891)

Trust Scrici for a tell all, no holds barred exposé of the modern opera . . . well, modern as of . . . er . . . say, 1852.

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Physiology of the Opera.

"I both compose and perform Sir: and though I say it, perhaps few even of the profession possess the contra punto and the chromatic better."

CONNOISSEUR. No. 130.

"I see, Sir you Have got a travell'd air, which shows you one To whom the opera is by no means new."

BYRON.

PHYSIOLOGY

OF

THE OPERA.

[Illustration]

BY SCRICI.

PHILADELPHIA. WILLIS P. HAZARD, 178 CHESNUT ST. 1852.

COPYRIGHT SECURED ACCORDING TO LAW.

Introduction.

As an introduction to the dissertation upon which we are about to enter, such an antiquarian view of the subject might be taken as would tend to establish a parallel between the ancient Greek tragedy and the modern sanguinary Italian opera, the strong resemblance therein being displayed of Signor Salvi trilling on the stage, to the immortal Thespis jargoning from a dung cart. But we shall indulge in no such wearying pedantry. Our intention being merely to "hold the mirror up to nature," in presenting our immaterial reflector to the public, we invite our readers to a view of the present only a period of time in which they take most interest, since they adorn it with their own presence... Continue reading book >>


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