Too Russian for British Ears: La Vita per lo Czar at Covent Garden, 1887

Alexander, Tamsin. 2014. Too Russian for British Ears: La Vita per lo Czar at Covent Garden, 1887. Tekst. Kniga. Knigoizdaniye (Text. Book. Publishing), 2(6), pp. 30-48. ISSN 2306-2061 [Article]

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This article explores how British concerns over the state of their own national music, in combination with Russo-British political tensions, impacted the reception of A Life for the Tsar. Explanations are offered as to why the opera reached the stage; why its success was so short-lived; and what, if not exoticism, drew directors and audiences (albeit briefly) to the performances.

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2014Published
2014Accepted

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20345

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24 Apr 2017 09:47

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08 Mar 2021 21:05

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https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20345

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