Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
Pablo García Loaeza
Spain and Latin America have a rich operatic tradition, however this opulent body of operatic work is mostly overlooked or ignored in mainstream histories of opera. This document focuses on opera in Spain and the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America. Opera was both composed and performed in Spain and Latin America, and both regions demonstrate the development of national opera traditions. Spanish drama was closely linked to the beginnings of national opera, and Italian influence is evident in opera compositions from both regions. The output of national operas varies by country, with Spain, Mexico, and Argentina claiming the majority of operas from Spanish-speaking countries.
Smith, Michelle S., "A Compendium of Opera in Spain and Latin America" (2019). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3888.