Verdi in Victorian London by Massimo Zicari
English | July 11, 2016 | ISBN: 1783742135 | 364 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
Now a byword for beauty, Verdi's operas were far from universally acclaimed when they reached London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why did some critics react so harshly? Who were they and what biases and prejudices animated them? When did their antagonistic attitude change? And why did opera managers continue to produce Verdi's operas, in spite of their alleged worthlessness?