Paradoxe sur le théâtre lyrique. La réforme de l'opéra entre Rousseau et Diderot

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This article examines the relationship between fiction and reality in the opera according to the approach of Rousseau and Diderot. The ambiguous and contradictory definition of this relationship brought Rousseau to remove the singing from the opera and to invent a new genre, the "mélodrame". It was a very paradoxical solution that Diderot could have shared as this article tries to prove.
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationRousseau Studies
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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