Italian Birds of Passage

The Diaspora of Neapolitan Musicians in New York

  • Authors
  • Simona¬†Frasca

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Simona Frasca
    Pages 1-15
  3. Simona Frasca
    Pages 39-76
  4. Simona Frasca
    Pages 109-132
  5. Simona Frasca
    Pages 133-159
  6. Simona Frasca
    Pages 173-183
  7. Simona Frasca
    Pages 185-187
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-263

About this book


This book reviews the period from the unification of Italy to the fascist era through significant Neapolitan performers such as Gilda Mignonette and Enrico Caruso. It traces the transformation of a popular tradition written in dialect into a popular tradition, written in Italian, that contributed to the production of "American" identity.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century fascism history opera

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45835-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32242-5
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