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French Opera at the Fin de Siecle$
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Steven Huebner

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189544

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.001.0001

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Henry VIII

Henry VIII

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French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Steven Huebner

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on Saint-SaËns's opera, Henry VIII. It is argued that Henry VIII became the composer's second most popular operatic work but its appearances at the Opéra were sporadic until 1917, when it fell from the repertory. Rejuvenation of grand opera through a synthesis of leitmotif and a melodic style indebted to Gounod became understood in many quarters as merely another manifestation of eclecticism.

Keywords:   French opera, Saint-SaËns, motif, libretto, eclecticism

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