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Opera

  • Thirty Years' Musical Recollectionsby E Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

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  • Opera in the Media Ageby Paul Fryer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of essays explores the relationship between opera and the development of media technology from the late 19th to the early 21st century. Taking an international perspective, the contributing authors, each with extensive experience as scholars or practitioners of the art, cover a variety of topics including audio, video and film recording,... more...

  • Bizetby Hugh Macdonald

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Today Georges Bizet is most immediately recognized as the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. One of the most frequently performed operas for over a century, Carmen explores concepts such as the femme fatale and murderous jealousy with vivacity, color, and a wealth of melody. Yet it is only one act in Bizet's story. In Bizet, renowned musicologist... more...

  • Monstrous Operaby Charles Dill

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    One of the foremost composers of the French Baroque operatic tradition, Rameau is often cited for his struggle to steer lyric tragedy away from its strict Lullian form, inspired by spoken tragedy, and toward a more expressive musical style. In this fresh exploration of Rameau's compositional aesthetic, Charles Dill depicts a much more complicated... more...

  • Wagner Androgyneby Stewart Spencer; Jean-Jacques Nattiez

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    That Wagner conceived of himself creatively as both man and woman is central to an understanding of his life and art. So argues Jean-Jacques Nattiez in this richly insightful work, where he draws from semiology, music criticism, and psychoanalysis to explore such topics as Wagner's theories of music drama, his anti-Semitism, and his psyche. Wagner,... more...

  • Believing in Operaby Tom Sutcliffe

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    The staging of opera has become immensely controversial over the last twenty years. Tom Sutcliffe here offers an engaging and far-reaching book about opera performance and interpretation. This work is a unique tribute to the most distinctive and adventurous achievements in the theatrical interpretation of opera as it has developed in recent decades.... more...

  • Music in the Theaterby Pierluigi Petrobelli; Roger Parker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Well-known for leading audiences to a new appreciation of Verdi as a subtle and elaborate musical thinker, Pierluigi Petrobelli here turns his attention to the intriguing question of how musical theater works. In this collection of lively, penetrating essays, Petrobelli analyzes specific operas, mainly by Verdi, in terms of historical context, musical... more...

  • Janacek's Operasby John Tyrrell

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.50

    One of the most original and engaging composers of the twentieth century, Leos Janáçek is now regarded as one of its major musical dramatists. His operas have become a regular part of the repertory, but a full understanding of their diverse subjects and backgrounds has been hampered by the lack of source materials in English. John Tyrrell has here... more...

  • Reading Operaby Arthur Groos; Roger Parker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    "Libretto-bashing has a distinguished tradition in the blood sport of opera," writes Arthur Groos in the introduction to this broad survey of critical approaches to that much-maligned genre. To examine, and to challenge, the long-standing prejudice against libretti and the scholarly tradition that has, until recently, reiterated it, Groos and Roger... more...

  • Musicality in Theatreby David Roesner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Music continues to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices. In this study of musicality in the theatre, David Roesner offers a revised view of the nature of the relationship between music and theatre. The theoretical scope of the book is developed from a wide range of case studies, some of which are re-readings of the classics... more...