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Introduction

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Anna De Lagrange initiated a significant move in opera as she, instead of singing the cavatina composed for the character she played in Mercadante’s Il bravo, performed an aria that was written by a ... More


A Discourse of Change

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

One of the scenes of Donizetti’s melodrama comico, Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, which is an opera about an opera, depicts some of the main characters asserting that all of their roles be ... More


An Insertion Aria Speaks

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

The lesson scene of Il barbiere di Siviglia serves as proof that although the practice of aria insertion was becoming extinct in the context of opera productions, some singers, spectators, and ... More


Che vuol cantare? The Lesson Scene of Il barbiere di Siviglia

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

In contrast with the other bel canto operas that were able to continuously circulate along the repertory, and unlike the scenes in those operas that used to be often subjected to interpolations and ... More


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


Maria Malibran, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and a Tale of Suicide

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

Evidently, regardless of which theater the production was being performed in, which impresario was in authority, and who was included in the cast of singers, Italian opera allowed the incorporation ... More


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