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The Paris Opera in 1750 - 1751 - An attempt at an annual report

Journal article
Authors Staffan Albinsson
Published in International review of the aesthetics and sociology of music
Volume 49
Issue 2
Pages 191-215
ISSN 0351-5796
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Economy and Society, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Department of Economy and Society
Pages 191-215
Language en
Keywords Opera, Cultural Economics, Cultural Entrepreneurship,
Subject categories Economic History, Musicology, Performing Art Studies

Abstract

The year 1750 is the first year with a large amount of financial and statistical data archived for the Paris Opera following the transfer of its management from the Royal Household and its entrepreneurs to the City of Paris. The city hoped for a bright operatic future. As is shown here it started with small loss. However, deficits grew substantially every year until the opera was returned to the Royal Household in 1780 . The research objective is to create a modern annual report for 1750, making use of all the archived performance and financial data.

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