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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


Introduction

Hilde Roos

in La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299887
eISBN:
9780520971516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299887.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The introduction opens with the watershed moment in Eoan’s history, when Verdi’s La Traviata is performed for the first time by an all-colored cast, in 1956. Despite being described as “an ... More


The La Traviata Affair: From Courtesan to Lover: 1955–1956

Hilde Roos

in La Traviata Affair: Opera in the Age of Apartheid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299887
eISBN:
9780520971516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299887.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

Chapter 2 deals exclusively with the group’s First Arts Festival, during which the group’s historic performance of La Traviata—as the first production of this opera by a non-European cast—took place. ... More


The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Abramo Basevi

Stefano Castelvecchi (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi's operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer's career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi's operas, it covered the twenty ... 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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