Sympathy for the devil? Bertram (Robert le diable) in Copenhagen, 1833

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Sympathy for the devil? Bertram (Robert le diable) in Copenhagen, 1833. / Hesselager, Jens.

Grand Opera Outside Paris: Opera on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Europe. ed. / Jens Hesselager. Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. p. 97-113 (Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera).

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Harvard

Hesselager, J 2018, Sympathy for the devil? Bertram (Robert le diable) in Copenhagen, 1833. in J Hesselager (ed.), Grand Opera Outside Paris: Opera on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Routledge, Abingdon, Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera, pp. 97-113.

APA

Hesselager, J. (2018). Sympathy for the devil? Bertram (Robert le diable) in Copenhagen, 1833. In J. Hesselager (Ed.), Grand Opera Outside Paris: Opera on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Europe (pp. 97-113). Abingdon: Routledge. Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

Vancouver

Hesselager J. Sympathy for the devil? Bertram (Robert le diable) in Copenhagen, 1833. In Hesselager J, editor, Grand Opera Outside Paris: Opera on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Abingdon: Routledge. 2018. p. 97-113. (Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera).

Author

Hesselager, Jens. / Sympathy for the devil? Bertram (Robert le diable) in Copenhagen, 1833. Grand Opera Outside Paris: Opera on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Europe. editor / Jens Hesselager. Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. pp. 97-113 (Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera).

Bibtex

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