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Opera and the Enlightenment / edited by Thomas Bauman and Marita Petzoldt McClymonds.

Introduction / Thomas Bauman -- Prologue: 1. Pastoral and musical magic in the birth of opera / Gary Tomlinson -- Opera and the visual arts: 2. Moralizing at the tomb: Poussin's Arcadian shepherds in eighteenth-century England and Germany / Thomas Bauman -- 3. Dr. Burney, the bear, and the knight: E. F. Burney's Amateurs of Tye-Wig Music / Kerry S. Grant -- 4. New light(s) on Weber's Wolf's Glen Scene / Anthony Newcomb -- Serious Opera: 5. Sinfonia and drama in early eighteenth-century opera seria / Reinhard Strohm -- 6. The dramatic role of the chorus in French opera: evidence for the use of gesture, 1670-1770 / Mary Cyr ; 7. Transforming opera seria: Verazi's innovations and their impact on opera in Italy / Marita Petzoldt McClymonds -- Handel and Gluck: 8. Handel's Serse / Winton Dean ; 9. The "sweet song" in Demofoonte: a Gluck borrowing from Handel / John H. Roberts ; 10. Ze´phire et Flore: a "galant" early ballet by Angiolini and Gluck / Bruce Alan Brown ; 11. Gluck's Iphigenia operas: sources and strategies / Julie E. Cumming -- Concerning Mozart: 12. The "storm" music of Beaumarchais' Barbier de Se´ville / Walter E. Rex ; On Don Giovanni, No. 2 / Joseph Kerman ; 14. Leopold II, Mozart, and the return to a Golden Age / John A. Rice -- Epilogue: 15. From fairy tale to opera in four moves (not so simple) / Richard Taruskin.