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Unveiling Modernity: Verdi’s America and the Unification of Italy

Axel Körner

in America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought and Imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691164854
eISBN:
9781400887811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164854.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the creation of Giuseppe Verdi's American opera Un ballo in maschera, first performed around the time of Italy's Second War of Independence, in 1859. Un ballo in maschera was ... More


Bass Clarinet, Contra Bass, and Contra Alto Music

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter five is dedicated to bass clarinet music grouped in the categories: early reported works; notation practice; a chronological description of works from 1834 to 1860 listed by composer; band ... More


Shakespeare and Opera

Adrian Streete

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reports that both Hector Berlioz and Giuseppe Verdi were dominant presences in the European obsession with opera in the nineteenth century. An analysis of some complex confluences of ... More


Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Mary Ann Smart

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Friedrich Nietzsche dubbed Richard Wagner “the most enthusiastic mimomaniac” ever to exist, he was objecting to a hollowness he felt in the music, a crowding out of any true dramatic impulse by ... More


Uneasy Bodies: Verdi and Sublimation

Mary Ann Smart

in Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins with Giacomo Meyerbeer's Robert le diable (1831) because a single aria from that opera exerted a powerful magnetism for Giuseppe Verdi. It looks at the conjunction between melodic ... More


Julian Medford Budden 1924–2007

Pierluigi Petrobelli and Roger Parker

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Julian Medford Budden (1924–2007), a Fellow of the British Academy, was the finest scholar of nineteenth-century Italian opera of his generation. He will be remembered for his achievements as a ... More


Of Andalusian Maidens and Recognition Scenes: Crossed Wires in Il trovatore and La traviata

Roger Parker

in Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244184
eISBN:
9780520931787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244184.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Giuseppe Verdi's operas Rigoletto, Il trovatore, and La traviata. These works are among the earliest operas by any composer to have retained a place in the repertory since the ... More


Verdi: A Symposium

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0034
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Giuseppe Verdi wrote operas. He did not add music to plays full of superficial philosophy or bogus psychology. Verdi carried on his drama by means of lyric song. His orchestra, it is true, has a ... More


Nationalism, Racial Difference, and “Egyptian” Meaning in Verdi’s Aida

Christopher R. Gauthier and Jennifer Mcfarlane-Harris

in Blackness in Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines the dynamics of race and race relations in Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in the context of nationalism in nineteenth-century Egypt. The world premiere of Aida took place at the Cairo ... More


In Search of Verdi

Roger Parker

in Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244184
eISBN:
9780520931787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244184.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Giuseppe Verdi's opera Falstaff. It suggests that one of the notable aspects of Verdi's late compositional practice is that there emerged important discontinuities, both with ... More


The Decline and Disappearance of the Singing Turk: Ottoman Reform, the Eastern Question, and the European Operatic Repertory

Larry Wolff

in The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795777
eISBN:
9780804799652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers European opera after Rossini and the waning presence of Turkish figures and themes in nineteenth-century opera. Ottoman reform under Mahmud II and Abdülmecid I (including the ... More


Epilogue

Ellen Rosand

in Monteverdi's Last Operas: A Venetian Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249349
eISBN:
9780520933279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249349.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter places Monteverdi, the dramatist, within the context of the history of opera, as initiator of and participant in the grand tradition that links him with such figures as Handel and ... More


From Otello to Porgy: Blackness, Masculinity, and Morality in Opera

Naomi André

in Blackness in Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores representations of blackness in opera in relation to masculinity and morality. More specifically, it considers the changing codes of masculinity in leading male roles and how ... More


Verdi and the End of Italian Coloratura

Sean M. Parr

in Vocal Virtuosity: The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197542644
eISBN:
9780197542675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197542644.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Verdi’s compositional influence and emphatic involvement in promoting his operas in Paris make him an important force, with an operatic oeuvre that includes works that can be labeled “French” because ... More


French Opera under the Second Empire

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history of French opera during the Second Empire. It suggests that some of the most significant figures in Second Empire opera were Léon Carvalho and his counterpart at the ... More


In Praise of Overstatement

Mary Ann Smart

in Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Friedrich Nietzsche turned against Richard Wagner, one of his complaints was that Wagner was an incorrigible “man of the theater,” “the most enthusiastic mimomaniac” who ever existed. With this, ... More


The European Aesthetics of Khedivial Power

Adam Mestyan

in Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172644
eISBN:
9781400885312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172644.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the creation of spaces which brought a new political aesthetics—the European political aesthetics. Strikingly different from Muslim patriotism, images of Ismail Pasha as a ... More


Taking Possession of Egypt for the Cause of Science

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Auguste Mariette went to Egypt to collect Coptic manuscripts for the Bibliothèque Nationale. He failed in that mission but made one of the most sensational Egyptological discoveries of the century, ... More


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


The Threepenny Opera (1950–1954) and Other Adaptations

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work as director, translator, and adapter from 1950 to the end of his life. This includes his supervision of a production of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan for which ... More


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