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Paris and the Opéra, 1819–21

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Viotti in his role as director of the Paris Opéra and the Théâtre Italien in the period 1819–21. Several letters are cited showing how he dealt with disciplinary, financial, ... More


Paris, 1789–92: Entrepreneur

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Viotti's three-and-a-half years as the codirector of the Théâtre de Monsieur, later the Théâtre de la rue Feydeau, which was acclaimed for its productions of Italian opera ... More


Veil, Flower, and Dagger: Gender, Ecology, and Orientalism in La Source

Felicia McCarren

in One Dead at the Paris Opera Ballet: La Source 1866-2014

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190061814
eISBN:
9780190061852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061814.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

In May 2018, a Chechen-born Frenchman killed one and injured several people in a knife attack near the Opera. A scene anticipated in the ballet La Source? In four historic performances, over 150 ... More


Not the Arab Spring: La Source, 2011

Felicia McCarren

in One Dead at the Paris Opera Ballet: La Source 1866-2014

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190061814
eISBN:
9780190061852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061814.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

The reprise of La Source at the Paris Opera Ballet, following the adoption of legislation banning the veil in public spaces, has the potential to speak of gender and climate justice, but misses the ... More


The soft or hard borders of French identity: Honegger’s iconic role and subjectivity during Vichy

Jane F. Fulcher

in Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190681500
eISBN:
9780190681531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681500.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Arthur Honegger was used symbolically by Vichy and the occupant, but even after the reality of French state collaboration became clear he refused to assume an unequivocal resistance stance. While ... More


Rossini’s Siege of Paris: Ottoman Subjects in the French Restoration

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/9780804795777.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the flourishing of operas on Turkish themes in Restoration France, including Rossini’s Turkish operas in Paris—especially as Rossini became director of the Théâtre-Italien in ... More


Personifying the Musical Establishment

Colin Roust

in Georges Auric: A Life in Music and Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190607777
eISBN:
9780190607807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607777.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As Auric’s film career continued to expand during the late 1950s and 1960s, he also held more arts administration positions. Perhaps the most important was his continuing presidency of SACEM. After ... More


Looking Back, Moving Forward

Nadine Meisner

in Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190659295
eISBN:
9780190659325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659295.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

After Petipa’s marriage to his first muse, Maria Surovshchikova, and the death in Russia of his father, Jean, chapter 4 travels back in time to trace Jean’s career as a ballet master in Marseilles ... More


Staging Diversity/Staging Containment: Paradoxes of Mid-Century Globalism

Rebekah J. Kowal

in Dancing the World Smaller: Staging Globalism in Mid-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190265311
eISBN:
9780190265359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265311.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 focuses on the 1948 International Dance Festival and the New York Golden Jubilee Celebration to investigate the cultural paradoxes surrounding international dance performance in the early ... More


Paris Meetings

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about her tour to Paris in October 1961 when she was invited by the Paris Opera with partner Nikolai Fadeyechev to dance three productions of Swan Lake under ... More


Carlos Acosta

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Dance

Carlos Acosta speaks about Fernando as a teacher who introduced adolescent boys to the laws of physics in the ballet studio, and while Acosta had little direct contact with Alonso, explains how he ... More


Dance in Lully’s Alceste

Jennifer Thorp

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the importance of dance in tragédie-en-musique, a genre of opera which dominated the stage of the Académie Royale de Musique (commonly known as the Paris Opéra) in the ... More


The Fascist Turn in the Dance of Serge Lifar: Interwar French Ballet and the German Occupation

Mark Franko

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197503324
eISBN:
9780197503362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197503324.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book is an examination of neoclassical ballet initially in the French context before and after World War I (circa 1905–1944) with close attention to dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar. Since ... More


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