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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Altoby Dan H. Marek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 80.00

    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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Divasby Roger Neill

    NewSouth 2016; US$ 39.99

    The incredible story of singing teacher extraordinaire Mathilde Marchesi who trained more international opera stars than anyone before or since.Who was Mathilde Marchesi? How did she become a byword internationally for vocal excellence and operatic success? What was her formula? And how did she produce prima donnas on such a consistent basis?From nineteenth-century... more...

  • Jenufaby Timothy Cheek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 85.00

    Drawing on both scholarly studies and production experience, Timothy Cheek presents an original English-language translation of the original Czech libretto of Czech composer Leo š Janá č ek ’s, most famous opera, Jen ů fa. Cheek also provides background on the opera, a discussion about the various v oice types and roles, Janáček’s... more...

  • National Traditions in Nineteenth-Century Opera, Volume Iby Steven Huebner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    This volume covers opera in Italy, France, England and the Americas during the long nineteenth century (1789-1914). The book is divided into four sections that are thematically, rather than geographically, conceived: Places-essays centering on contexts for operatic culture; Genres and Styles-studies dealing with the question of how operas in this period... more...

  • National Traditions in Nineteenth-Century Opera, Volume IIby Michael C. Tusa

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    This volume offers a cross-section of English-language scholarship on German and Slavonic operatic repertories of the "long nineteenth century," giving particular emphasis to four areas: German opera in the first half of the nineteenth century; the works of Richard Wagner after 1848; Russian opera between Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakov; and the operas... more...

  • Experiencing Carl Maria von Weberby Joseph E. Morgan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.00

    Carl Maria von Weber is recognized as the father of the German Romantic and Nationalist music. Morgan walks readers through Weber’s masterpieces, providing key insights by integrating critical points in the composer's life and the burgeoning Romantic and Nationalist movements in Germany that Weber's music came to champion. more...