Phantasms of the Opera
The invention of gas illumination offered operagoers in the mid-nineteenth century “a completely new experience of light” that reshaped operatic composition and performance.
Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera
by Gabriela Cruz
Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera
by Gundula Kreuzer
March 11, 2021 issue