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Contents List of Abbreviations List of Illustrations Editor's Preface Overture: Les Lumières Opera Buffa 1 Vis Comica: Goldoni, Galuppi, and L'Arcadia in Brenta 2 The Creation of the Buffo Finale 3 Goldoni, Opera Buffa, and Mozart's Advent in Vienna Opera Seria 4 Metastasio, "Maestro dei maestri di capella drammatici" 5 Hasse, Galuppi, and Metastasio 6 Farinelli and Metastasio, Rival Twins of Public Favour 7 Farinelli Revisited: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Opéra-comique 8 Terpsichore at the Fair: Old and New Dance Airs in Two Vaudeville Comedies by Lesage 9 Watteau's Italian Comedians 10 The Beggar's Opera and Opéra-comiques en vaudevilles 11 The Beginnings of the Operatic Romance: Rousseau, Sedaine, and Monsigny The Querelle des Bouffons 12 Grimm's Le petit prophète de Boemischbroda 13 Italian by Intention, French of Necessity: Rousseau's Le devin de village 14 Diderot and the Lyric Theater: "The New Style Proposed by Le neveu de Rameau Reform Operas 15 From Garrick to Gluck: The Reform of Theater and Opera in the Mid Eighteenth Century 16 Traetta in Parma: Ippolito ed Aricia 17 Traetta in Vienna: Armida and Ifigenia in Tauride 18 Orfeo ed Euridice: Some Criticisms, Revisions, and Stage- Realizations during Gluck's Lifetime Index
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Opera -- 18th century.