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Opera

  • Jenufaby Timothy Cheek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 89.99

    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 ? Janá ? ek ?s, most famous opera, Jen ? fa. Cheek also provides background on the opera, a discussion about the various v oice types and roles, Janá?ek?s... more...

  • Wintermärchen (Philippe Boesmans - mise en scène Luc Bondy - 1999)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Une fiche de référence sur Wintermärchen de Philippe Boesmans, un spectacle mis en scène par Luc Bondy. Créé le 10 décembre 1999 au Théâtre royal de La Monnaie de Bruxelles, Wintermärchen (Le Conte d'hiver), opéra en quatre actes du compositeur belge Philippe Boesmans (né en 1936), fut aussitôt donné, en janvier et février 2000, à l'Opéra national... more...

  • Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia dell?Arteby Emily Wilbourne

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    In this book, Emily Wilbourne boldly traces the roots of early opera back to the sounds of the commedia dell?arte. Along the way, she forges a new history of Italian opera, from the court pieces of the early seventeenth century to the public stages of Venice more than fifty years later. Wilbourne considers a series of case studies structured around... 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...

  • Dance and Drama in French Baroque Operaby Rebecca Harris-Warrick

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 108.00

    Examining the evolving practices in music, librettos, choreographed dance, and staging throughout the history of French Baroque opera. more...

  • Caruso and Tetrazzini On the Art of Singingby Enrico Caruso; Luisa Tetrazzini

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 8.95

    Two of opera's greatest names offer encouragement and useful advice to aspiring singers in this classic guide. Tenor Enrico Caruso and coloratura soprano Luisa Tetrazzini employ nontechnical terms to provide an informal vocalist's anatomy, with instructions for the proper training, care, and disposition of the tongue, lungs, diaphragm, mouth, and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Debussy, la musique et les arts (Paris - 2012)by Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    L'attirance pour l'art pictural et, plus globalement, pour tout ce qui relève du visuel est particulièrement manifeste chez le compositeur Claude Debussy (1862-1918), qui s'est référé à l'univers de peintres comme Botticelli pour sa suite symphonique Printemps (1887), Velázquez pour ... À PROPOS DE L?ENCYCLOPAEDIA UNIVERSALIS Reconnue mondialement... 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...