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Opera

  • Introducing Wagnerby Michael White; Kevin Scott

    Icon Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    A fascinating graphic novel-style introduction to the classical composer everyone has heard of - and few truly understand more...

  • The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessisby Rene Weis

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    The Real Traviata is the rags-to-riches story of a tragic young woman whose life inspired one of the most famous operas of all time, Verdi's masterpiece La traviata, as well as one of the most scandalous and successful French novels of the nineteenth century, La Dame aux Camélias, by Alexandre Dumas fils. The woman at the centre of the story,... more...

  • Bodily Charmby Linda Hutcheon; Michael Hutcheon

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 45.00

    Bodily Charm is a passionate defense of opera as a living as well as live art. Written for both the opera lover and the specialist by a physician and a literary critic, it is an accessible and engaging interdisciplinary exploration of the operatic body?both the actual physical bodies of the singers and audience members and the represented body on... more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Dr Jelena Novak; Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body, Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship as... more...

  • Opera in a Multicultural Worldby Mary Ingraham; Joseph So; Roy Moodley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Through historical and contemporary examples, this book critically explores the relevance and expressions of multicultural representation in western European operatic genres in the modern world. It reveals their approaches to reflecting?identity, transmitting meaning, and inspiring creation, as well as the ambiguities and contradictions that occur... more...

  • Understanding the Leitmotifby Matthew Bribitzer-Stull

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    Through analysis, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull explores the legacy of the leitmotif, from Wagner's Ring cycle to present-day Hollywood film music. more...

  • A Vision of Voicesby Craig A. Smith

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?An authoritative and exhaustive examination of John Crosby?the musician, the visionary, the impresario, the man?and his magnum opus, the Santa Fe Opera."?Juliana Gondek, professor of voice and opera studies, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music more...

  • Richard Strauss?s Intermezzoby Michael Steen

    Original Writing 2015; US$ 6.70

    Was Richard Strauss?s opera, premièred in Dresden in 1924, tasteless, or hilariously funny? He wrote the words himself. It depicts his turbulent relationship with his wife Pauline, which he had already broached in Ein Heldenleben, Sinfonia Domestica and Die Frau ohne Schatten. It was a break with tradition to compose an opera about modern marriage.... more...

  • Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninthby Christopher Alan Reynolds

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In this original study, Christopher Alan Reynolds examines the influence of Beethoven?s Ninth Symphony on two major nineteenth-century composers, Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann. During 1845?46 the compositional styles of Schumann and Wagner changed in a common direction, toward a style that was more contrapuntal, more densely motivic, and engaged... more...

  • Orientalism and the Operatic Worldby Nicholas Tarling

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    Nicholas Tarling?s Orientalism and the Operatic World places opera in the context of its steady globalization over the last two centuries, offering key insights into such notable operas as George Frederic Handel?s Berenice , Giuseppe Verdi?s Aida , Giacomo Puccini?s Madama Butterfly , Pietro Mascagni?s Iris , and others. Orientalism... more...