FRANCESCO IZZO, Laughter between Two Revolutions. Opera Buffa in Italy, 1831-1848, Rochester, Rochester University Press; Woodbridge, Boydell & Brewer, 2013
The title of this book by Francesco Izzo points out to a periodization issue. This review aims to highlight problems of continuity and difference (related to genre, analysis, plot choices in Ottocento opera) through a reading of this path-breaking work.
Opera buffa – Italian opera between 1831 and 1848 – Genre – Periodization – Review