The origins of the entertainment industry: the operetta in late nineteenth-century Italy

@article{Sorba2006TheOO,
  title={The origins of the entertainment industry: the operetta in late nineteenth-century Italy},
  author={Carlotta Sorba},
  journal={Journal of Modern Italian Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={282 - 302}
}
  • Carlotta Sorba
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Modern Italian Studies
Abstract How does a new successful musical genre impose itself, define its audiences and repertoires and eventually replace older genres? The essay examines the case of operetta from its French origins to the specific diffusion in the Italian entertainment system. Here the popularity of the ‘little opera’ coming from France and later from Vienna grew along with a new system of theaters, politeama and café chantants. They were run by a new generation of entrepreneurs and publishers such as… Expand

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