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Church Becomes Theatre

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143416
eISBN:
9780199834372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143418.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The widespread adoption of the neomedieval auditorium church style by evangelicals after the Civil War attests to the strength and hegemony of evangelical consensus and community during the period. ... More


Epilogue

Marc Baer

in Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses briefly what happened to the OPs who participated in the 1809 theatre riot. Other notable individuals linked to this incident are also discussed in this chapter in passing. The ... More


VANESSA: At last, an American grand opera!

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1958, The Metropolitan Opera premiered their first featured American work in Barber's Vanessa. It was a rare opportunity, as the opera had resisted featuring American composition until this time. ... More


An Opera House for the “Paris of South America”

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter describes the Colón Opera House in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It explains that the opera house was established in 1857 and was since then considered as the main square of, not just the ... More


Heroes, Pilgrims, Addicts, and Nostalgics: Repertories of Engagement in the Quest for Transcendence

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines the repertories of engagement used by opera fanatics in their quest for transcendence. It shows that social status is not the only basis for variation within the opera house as ... More


Operatic Geographies: The Place of Opera and the Opera House

Suzanne Aspden (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226595962
eISBN:
9780226596150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596150.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Opera and its urban environment have developed side-by-side throughout the genre’s 400-year history. This volume of essays applies the lens of cultural geography to contend that the notion and ... More


Shakespeare and Opera

Adrian Streete

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reports that both Hector Berlioz and Giuseppe Verdi were dominant presences in the European obsession with opera in the nineteenth century. An analysis of some complex confluences of ... More


“They were playing in their shirtsleeves!”: Downfall, Memory Work, and High-Culture Nationalism

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines how opera fans have reacted to the conflicts between house employees of the Colón Opera House and the city government which resulted in the rescheduling of some shows. It shows ... More


London’s Opera House in the Urban Landscape

Michael Burden

in Operatic Geographies: The Place of Opera and the Opera House

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226595962
eISBN:
9780226596150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596150.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

Scholars have tended to present the 1705 King’s Theatre as part of a newly fashionable area in the developing West End. But a closer examination of the development of London suggests that it was not ... More


Placement and Displacement

Emily Richmond Pollock

in Opera After the Zero Hour: The Problem of Tradition and the Possibility of Renewal in Postwar West Germany

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190063733
eISBN:
9780190063740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190063733.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter explores the historical and institutional basis for the West German renewal of opera in the postwar period. The chapter presents narratives of individuals involved in the creation of ... More


“It was love at first sight”: Biography and Social Trajectory of Standing-Room Dwellers

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter presents a biography of the Colón Opera House and examines the social trajectory of the opera fanatics who occupy the upper floors of the Colón Opera House. It presents the life stories ... More


A Venetian Operatic Contract of 1714

Michael Talbot

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the surviving contract signed in 1714 between the noble co-proprietors of a Venetian opera house, the Teatro Sant'Angelo, and an unknown impresario, Pietro Denzio. The contract ... More


Behind the Scenes: A Committee and the Law, 1880s–1900s

Adam Mestyan

in Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172644
eISBN:
9781400885312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172644.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the legal background of theaters in late Ottoman Egypt, starting with a microhistory of the Comité des Théâtres. Its administrative history highlights the process by which ... More


Making the World Weep (Problems with Opera)

Peter Franklin

in Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280397
eISBN:
9780520958036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280397.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Moving from the concert hall to the opera house (familiarly associated with elitism and expense), this chapter aims to uncover the character of opera as popular theater, not least Wagner’s. An ... More


Urbanization of Cantonese Opera

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter details the urban shift of Cantonese opera after the turn of the century, when a new kind of troupe came into being. These were the famous Sheng Gang ban, so named because these ... More


Introduction

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is the ethnography of opera fanatics. This volume explores the affectionate character of the attachment to opera and how it is used ... More


“We've told you all about our life”: Conclusions and Implications

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the opera fans at the Colón Opera House. It explores the sociological significance of opera and the complex forms of emotional attachment to the ... More


The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Claudio E. Benzecry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Though some dismiss opera as old-fashioned, it shows no sign of disappearing from the world's stage. So why do audiences continue to flock to it? Given its association with wealth, one might imagine ... More


Backstage at the Opera

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter highlights the author's personal experience of opera. His earliest experience as an opera viewer is that of attending his first contemporary opera, which happened to be Alban Berg's ... More


A Locomotive Laboratory of Place: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

in Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter turns to the Duke Ellington Orchestra, concentrating on “Air-Conditioned Jungle” and the four-part The Deep South Suite from the 1946 Chicago Civic Opera House show. Competing voices, ... More


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