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Keywords: Second EmpireClose
19th-Century Music (2012) 36 (2): 101–121.
Published: 01 November 2012
... sopranos in midcentury Paris. In exploring relationships between dance, femininity, and singing, this article situates coloratura dance arias in the Paris of Napoléon III's Second Empire, a city sometimes condemned for its decadent materialism or dismissed because of its political impotence, in spite of...