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The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Rachel Cowgill and Hilary Poriss (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The female singers who graced the nineteenth-century operatic stage were among the most celebrated women of their era, but they were also among the most transgressive. This book explores the means by ... More

Berlioz on MusicSelected Criticism 1824-1837

Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Katherine Kolb (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Berlioz the composer was also a writer and critic. His Memoirs and Evenings with the Orchestra are well-known and well-loved. This book offers a selection of his day-to-day criticism in English, ... More

Beyond ReasonWagner contra Nietzsche

Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Karol Berger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The book centers on the four music dramas (Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal) Wagner created in the second half of his career. Two aims are ... More

Black OperaHistory, Power, Engagement

Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement

Naomi André

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041921
eISBN:
9780252050619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041921.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This is a book about thinking, interpreting, and writing about music in performance that incorporates how race, gender, sexuality, and nation help shape the analysis of opera today. Case-study operas ... More

Blackness in Opera

Blackness in Opera

Naomi Andre, Karen M. Bryan, and Eric Saylor (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book critically examines the intersections of race and music in the multifaceted genre of opera. A diverse cross-section of scholars places well-known operas (Porgy and Bess, Aida, Treemonisha) ... More

Cabals and SatiresMozart's Comic Operas in Vienna

Cabals and Satires: Mozart's Comic Operas in Vienna

Ian Woodfield

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190692636
eISBN:
9780190692667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692636.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This is a study of the political context in which Mozart wrote his three Italian comedies, Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte. Joseph II’s decision to place his opera buffa troupe in ... More

Carmen and the Staging of SpainRecasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Michael Christoforidis and Elizabeth Kertesz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Carmen and the Staging of Spain explores the Belle Époque fascination with Spanish entertainment that refashioned Bizet’s opera and gave rise to an international “Carmen industry.” Authors Michael ... More

Changing the ScoreArias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Hilary Poriss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This study seeks to explore the role and significance of aria insertion, the practice that allowed singers to introduce music of their own choice into productions of Italian operas. Each chapter ... More

Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040566
eISBN:
9780252099007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040566.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

In this expansive project, Nancy Yunhwa Rao examines the world of Chinatown theaters, focusing on iconic theaters in San Francisco and New York but also tracing the transnational networks and ... More

Curtain, Gong, SteamWagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Gundula Kreuzer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Exploring opera from the perspectives of media studies and technology studies, this pioneering book examines how composers since the late eighteenth century have increasingly integrated specific ... More

Death-Devoted HeartSex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Roger Scruton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan und Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's ... More

Divas and ScholarsPerforming Italian Opera

Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Philip Gossett

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book is an account of how opera comes to the stage, filled with the author's personal experiences of triumphant—and even failed—performances, and suffused with his passion for music. Writing as ... More

Finding an EndingReflections on Wagner’s Ring

Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner’s four-part Ring of the Nibelung. This book offers an illuminating look at this greatest of Wagner’s achievements, focusing on its ... More

Fruits of the CrossPassiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna

Fruits of the Cross: Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna

Robert L. Kendrick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297579
eISBN:
9780520969872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297579.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This study of some sixty-odd Italian-language music-theater pieces for Holy Week in seventeenth-century Vienna addresses the issues of Habsburg dynastic piety, memory and commemoration, Passion ... More

Georges Bizet's Carmen

Georges Bizet's Carmen

Nelly Furman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190059149
eISBN:
9780190059187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059149.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Since 1875 the heroine of the most performed opera in the world, Carmen has become a universal cultural icon. She has appeared in a multitude of ballets, on stage as well as ice rinks, and in some ... More

Grand IllusionPhantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Gabriela Cruz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Grand Illusion is a new history of grand opera as an art of illusion facilitated by the introduction of gaslight illumination at the Académie Royale de Musique (Paris) in the 1820s. It contends that ... More

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Ellen T. Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190271664
eISBN:
9780190271695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271664.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas stands as the greatest operatic achievement of seventeenth-century England, and yet the work remains cloaked in mystery. The date and place of its first performance cannot ... More

King of RagtimeScott Joplin and His Era

King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Edward A. Berlin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Scott Joplin (ca. 1867–1917) was one of the most prominent and admired ragtime composers of the period (ca. 1893–ca. 1920). Starting his music career as a stage minstrel and quartet singer, he took ... More

Korngold and His World

Korngold and His World

Daniel Goldmark and Kevin C. Karnes (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691198293
eISBN:
9780691198736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957) was the last compositional prodigy to emerge from the Austro-German tradition of Mozart and Mendelssohn. He was lauded in his youth by everyone from Mahler to ... More

La Traviata AffairOpera in the Age of Apartheid

La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

Hilde Roos

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299887
eISBN:
9780520971516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299887.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Opera, race, and politics during apartheid South Africa form the foundation of this historiographic work on the Eoan Group, a so-called colored cultural organization that performed opera in the Cape. ... More

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