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Gautier’s “Diva”: The First French Uses of the Word

J. Q. Davies

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter is dedicated to elucidating the complex of meanings of the word “diva,” suggesting that this term was not associated originally with its modern connotations of ego and celebrity. ... More


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