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date: 19 August 2019

Stagione (It.)locked



(1) Season.

(2) The term is used in the English-speaking world and in Germany for a particular system of repertory management in which each opera performed has a short ‘season’ of performances. This method, favoured by most houses in Great Britain and the USA, many large international houses elsewhere and smaller houses in Italy, has the advantage that a cast can be assembled for a period of, say, three weeks in which an opera can be rehearsed and a series of performances given. In smaller houses, only one opera may be seen during a period of two or three weeks; in larger ones, the seasons of the different operas tend to overlap, so that two or three operas may be seen within a few days. This system is naturally favoured where casts have to be assembled rather than drawn from a resident company; where there is a resident company, the Repertory...

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