Reading and Listening: Viennese Frauenzimmer Journals and the Sociocultural Context of Mozartean Opera Buffa

Clark, Caryl
March 2004
Musical Quarterly;Spring2004, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p140
Academic Journal
Describes an engraving published in Joseph Richter's "Bildergalerie weltlicher Misbrauche" which depicts a scene in the Burgtheater in which the singers are "upstaged" by performances in the audience. Annoyance of patrons due to the behavior of women in the boxes; Development of "spectatorial" skills by operagoers; Changes in the social state and shifting codes of conduct by the middle class.


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