The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera

Author(s): Daniel Snowman

Performing Arts

The first and only global social history of the world's most romantic, flamboyant, glamorous and politically influential art-form: opera.

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'A mighty achievement, by far and away the best history of opera available.' Tim Blanning, Literary Review

Daniel Snowman was born in London. A Lecturer at Sussex University in his twenties, he went on to work at the BBC where he was responsible for a wide variety of radio series on cultural and historical topics. A long-time member of the London Philharmonic Choir, and currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), his books include critical portraits of the Amadeus Quartet and Placido Domingo and, more recently, Historians and a study of the cultural impact of The Hitler Emigres.

General Fields

  • : 9781843544678
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : November 2010
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Daniel Snowman
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 782.109
  • : 496
  • : Music