"The divided authorship provides a rich fund of expertise... This Companion has succeeded in its aim to address a wide range of skills and interests. ..The style is always accessible... it is a pleasure to handle. It cannot fail to leave its readers enlightened." --Musical Times
Bringing together leading international experts in the field of eighteenth-century opera, this Companion is a definitive reference resource which provides well established knowledge, reflects recent thinking and stimulates further individual research. Key topics covered include the productive process of opera, national styles and genres, acting, ballet and the libretto.