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  • Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Culturesby Pamela Karantonis; Dylan Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The representation of non-Western cultures in opera has long been a focus of critical inquiry. Within this field, the diverse relationships between opera and First Nations and Indigenous cultures, however, have received far less attention. Opera Indigene takes this subject as its focus, addressing the changing historical depictions of Indigenous cultures... more...

  • Performing Salome, Revealing Storiesby Clair Rowden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    With its first public live performance in Paris on 11 February 1896, Oscar Wilde's Salomé took on female embodied form that signalled the start of 'her' phenomenal journey through the history of the arts in the twentieth century. This volume explores Salome's appropriation and reincarnation across the arts - not just Wilde's heroine, nor Richard Strauss's... more...

  • Opera, Theatrical Culture and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naplesby Anthony R. DelDonna

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The operatic culture of late eighteenth-century Naples represents the fullest expression of a matrix of creators, practitioners, theorists, patrons, and entrepreneurs linking aristocratic, public and religious spheres of contemporary society. The considerable resonance of 'Neapolitan' opera in Europe was verified early in the eighteenth century not... more...

  • Father Lee's Opera Quiz Bookby M. Owen Lee

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 25.95

    Join quizmaster Father Lee for forty-five opera related puzzles. Brain teasers include straight forward quizzes, anagrams, vertical patterns, crostics, and crossword puzzles in categories such as opera and baseball or opera at the movies. more...

  • English and German Diction for Singersby Amanda Johnston

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    This resource offers a thorough analysis of the German and English languages and includes oral drills, word lists, tables, charts, musical examples, and tongue twisters. Unique to this publication is the illustration of the rhythmic timing and release of consonants within the International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions in all musical examples.... more...

  • Masque and Opera in England, 1656-1688by Andrew R. Walkling

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Masque and Opera in England, 1656?1688 presents a comprehensive study of the development of court masque and through-composed opera in England from the mid-1650s to the Revolution of 1688?89. In seeking to address the problem of generic categorization within a highly fragmentary corpus for which a limited amount of documentation survives, Walkling... more...

  • Altoby Dan H. Marek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    Alto: The Voice of Bel Canto examines the careers of the great alto singers, including the great castrati, from the dawn of opera in 1597 to the present day. He surveys the music of the composers who wrote for the alto voice and includes musical examples and exercises adapted from 2 4 Easy Vocalises in Progressive Order for Medium Voice . more...

  • Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethovenby Martin Nedbal

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book explores how the Enlightenment aesthetics of theater as a moral institution influenced cultural politics and operatic developments in Vienna between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Moralistic viewpoints were particularly important in eighteenth-century debates about German national theater. In Vienna, the idea that vernacular... more...

  • Beyond Reasonby Karol Berger

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Beyond Reason  relates Wagner?s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career:  Der Ring des Nibelungen ,  Tristan und Isolde ,  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg , and  Parsifal . Karol Berger seeks to penetrate the ?secret? of large-scale form in Wagner?s music... more...

  • Staging Scenes from the Operas of Donizetti and Verdiby William Ferrara

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 54.99

    Veteran opera director William Ferrara walks the reader through the staging of twenty-five scenes from two of opera?s most beloved composers. He brings to life Donizetti?s delightful comedies and guides us through the dark world of Lucia di Lammmermoor . He discusses the hard moral choices in Verdi?s tragedies and invigorates the grisly melodramas.... more...