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“O Cieli Azzurri”: Exoticism And Dramatic Discourse in Aida

Fabrizio Della Seta

in Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226749143
eISBN:
9780226749167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the multiple semiotic systems in the analysis of opera, focusing in particular on the exotic style in Aida. It evaluates whether to relate the exotic element to the ... More


Simon Boccanegra

Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, first performed on March 12, 1857 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. It presents a summary of the libretto by Piave. The opera's reception was not ... More


The Emotional Life of Stories

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0027
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Kuranko folktales provided compelling insights into the inner workings of the Kuranko lifeworld, and suggested that intrapsychic defenses had analogues in the strategies of intersubjective life. ... More


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