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Black Opera across the Atlantic: Writing Black Music History and Opera’s Unusual Place

Naomi André

in Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041921
eISBN:
9780252050619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041921.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter provides an overview of the participation of black people in opera in the United States and South Africa. Themes include the practice and legacy of minstrelsy in both countries. For the ... More


Spirituals in Uncle Tom Shows, Melodramas, and Spectacles

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Stage productions of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) were a staple of theaters across the United States well into the twentieth century. In 1876, after jubilee troupes had ... More


Burleigh’s Singing Career: “An art of astonishing versatility”

Jean E. Snyder

in Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039942
eISBN:
9780252098109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039942.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Harry T. Burleigh's singing career. When Burleigh auditioned for admission to the Artist's Course at the National Conservatory of Music, his goal was to become a classical ... More


Il Rodolfo Nero, or The Masque of Blackness

George Shirley

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/9780252036781.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera

In this chapter, the author reflects on the issue of race in opera and its impact on black singers. He first recounts his European operatic debut in Milan in 1960, singing the role of Rodolfo in ... More


Music Mentor and Colleague: “He always had time for us”

Jean E. Snyder

in Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039942
eISBN:
9780252098109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039942.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Harry T. Burleigh's mentoring of younger musicians, especially singers and composers. Among the singers Burleigh mentored are some of the most distinguished African American ... More


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