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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


Impersonating Carmen in Victorian London

Michael Christoforidis and Elizabeth Kertesz

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 2 considers the importance of Carmen’s early productions in London in light of long-standing local interest in Spanish-themed song and dance. The success of the opera’s 1878 debut at Her ... More


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