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  • Verdi and Puccini Heroinesby Geoffrey Edwards; Ryan Edwards

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 43.99

    Artistically limited by the bel canto musical tradition popular at the time, Verdi launched a new style dramma per musica which also demanded a new soprano archetype. This book illustrates the musical evolution of the Verdi and Puccini soprano while illuminating the dramatic scope and power of these great heroines. Avoiding critical reductionism,... more...

  • Wagner Androgyneby Jean-Jacques Nattiez; Stewart Spencer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00

    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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Operaby Helen M. Greenwald

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 184.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Opera offers a series of trenchant, cutting-edge, and previously unpublished essays on the most important and compelling issues confronting those who think and write about opera. The handbook emphasizes not only operas themselves, but such broad concerns of the discipline as genre, voice, national style, performance, censorship,... more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Jelena Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2016; 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... more...

  • Inventing the Business of Operaby Beth L. Glixon; Jonathan E. Glixon

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 30.99

    In mid-seventeenth-century Venice, opera first emerged from courts and private drawing rooms to become a form of public entertainment. Early commercial operas were elaborate spectacles, featuring ornate costumes and set design along with dancing and music. As ambitious works of theater, these productions required not only significant financial backing,... more...

  • Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocalityby Pamela Karantonis; Francesca Placanica; Pieter Verstraete

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, Cathy Berberian went on to embody the principles of postmodern thinking in her work, through vocality. She re-defined... more...

  • Musicality in Theatreby David Roesner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    As the complicated relationship between music and theatre has evolved and changed in the modern and postmodern periods, music has continued 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. The new perspective results... more...

  • Mozart's Da Ponte Operasby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 49.95

    OPERA CLASSICS LIBRARY addresses one of the most extraordinary collaborations in the history of opera: Mozart and Da Ponte, composer and librettist respectively for The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte. The text includes biographical profiles of Mozart and Da Ponte, and for each opera features the Principal Characters, Brief Story... more...

  • Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Opera Journeys Libretto Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.00

    A newly translated LIBRETTO of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Die Zauberflöte) with many music examples. more...

  • Verdi's AIDA (Opera Journeys Libretto Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.00

    A newly translated LIBRETTO of Verdi's AIDA with many music examples. more...