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  • Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainmentby Millie Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    What is it about musical theatre that audiences find entertaining? What are the features that lead to its ability to stimulate emotional attachment, to move and to give pleasure? Beginning from the passion musical theatre performances arouse and their ubiquity in London's West End and on Broadway this book explores the ways in which musical theatre... more...

  • John Adams's Nixon in Chinaby Timothy A. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    John Adams's opera, Nixon in China, is one of the most frequently performed operas in the contemporary literature. Timothy A. Johnson illuminates the opera and enhances listeners' and scholars' appreciation for this landmark work. This music-analytical guide presents a detailed, in-depth analysis of the music tied to historical and political contexts.... more...

  • Opera as Soundtrackby Jeongwon Joe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Filmmakers' fascination with opera dates back to the silent era but it was not until the late 1980s that critical enquiries into the intersection of opera and cinema began to emerge. Jeongwon Joe focusses primarily on the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces in film, effects which differ from other types of... more...

  • 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$ 149.95

    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...

  • György Ligeti?s Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesqueby Peter Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    György Ligeti?s Le Grand Macabre (1974?77, revised 1996) has consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, bringing the eclectic score to a global audience. Famously dubbed by Ligeti as an ?anti-anti-opera?, the piece is a highly... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagnerby Hilda Meldrum Brown

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 89.99 US$ 80.99

    This study examines the nature of the interdisciplinary procedures implicit in 'Gesamtkunstwerk' and suggests a new critical methodology to illuminate the processes and techniques which Wagner used as a bridge between dramatic text and music, thus creating a unique fusion of the major elements that constitute the 'total work of art'. more...