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19th-Century Music (2014) 38 (1): 3–29.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Claudio Vellutini Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore was subjected to a series of substantial modifications after its premiere in 1832. In this article I focus on the performing tradition of the opera in Vienna. The history of these performances and their reception allow us to examine the...
19th-Century Music (2009) 33 (2): 81–109.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Venetian reviewer of Donizetti's gory Maria de Rudenz to plead ““exhaustion”” with the ever-present ““daggers, poisons, and tombs”” of the contemporary stage. Based on the French melodrama La Nonne sanglante , Donizetti's sensational opera is almost a litany of gothic tropes. The most disturbing of these...
19th-Century Music (2008) 32 (1): 3–25.
Published: 01 July 2008
... ——prose as well as operatic——inflected the meanings of Donizetti's work. Close attention is paid to the opera's interaction with local performance traditions, notably those obtaining in the city's less prestigious venues, where factors such as the permeability of the ““fourth wall”” brought the work into...