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Opera

  • In Search of Operaby Carolyn Abbate

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    In her new book, Carolyn Abbate considers the nature of operatic performance and the acoustic images of performance present in operas from Monteverdi to Ravel. Paying tribute to music's realization by musicians and singers, she argues that operatic works are indelibly bound to the contingency of live singing, playing, and staging. She seeks a middle... more...

  • Unsung Voicesby Carolyn Abbate

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 55.00 US$ 50.05

    Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context,... more...

  • A History of Operaby Carolyn Abbate; Roger Parker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 23.96

    Opera is in many ways the most extraordinary artistic medium of the last four hundred years. Prohibitively expensive and patently unrealistic, it can nevertheless paint the human passions with astonishing power and drama. This book, the first new, full-length, single-volume history of opera for more than a generation provokes in-depth discussions... more...

  • The Management of Operaby Mr Philippe Agid; Professor Jean-Claude Tarondeau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 120.00

    This book presents the current and future issues facing opera houses and opera companies. Problems in different environments need different solutions. In particular, it opposes the American method of managing cultural institutions, preferring a European one where public support and funds plays a major role. more...

  • Gilbert and Sullivanby Michael Ainger

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 21.99

    After exhaustive research into the D'Oyly Carte collection of documents, Ainger offers the most detailed account to date of Gilbert and Sullivan's starkly different backgrounds and long working partnership. "A Gilbert is of no use without a Sullivan," W. S. Gilbert once summed up his reasons for persisting in his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan... more...

  • Vocal Rescueby Lois Alba

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 72.95

    "Lois Alba is a master teacher, ...I have never seen a vocal instructor who got such remarkable results in such a short time." - Irene Dalis, General Director, Opera San Jose Achieving a successful singing career, especially in opera, can seem almost impossible to many singers because of fear of high notes, lack of projection, and confusion on... more...

  • Physiologie de l'Opéra, du Carnaval, du Cancan et de la Cachuchaby Anonyme; Henry Emy; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "OHÉ ! les badouillards, les chicards, les fambards, les braillards, les balochards ! Joyeuses sociétés, levez-vous ! Réunions folifiantes, microbolantes, enivrantes et souvent enivrées ! - Debout ! debout ! Allons ! allons ! des costumes gracieux, de jolies femmes, du vin mousseux, du punch brûlant..." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN Les... more...

  • Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartokby Elliot Antokoletz

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    This book explores the means by which the operas of Debussy and Bartok transform the structures of the traditional harmonic system into a new musical language. Antokoletz formulates new theoretic-analytic principles and describes how these principles link various historical and cultural as well as philosophical and psychological issues of the early... more...

  • Nine Famous Operasby Iris J. Arnesen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This book contains analyses of the stories and music of nine operas, presented in chronological order from 1791 to 1928. These great works are most readily approached with an understanding of the conventions of the several operatic genres as well as the social conditions that influenced the composers and librettists. The popular and intellectual movements... more...

  • The Romantic World of Pucciniby Iris J. Arnesen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    Giacomo Puccini, composer of some of the world's most popular operas, including La Boheme, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, was also a highly literary person who based his librettos on existing works of literature. This work explores that literary inheritance in an effort to enhance the listener's appreciation of the operatic experience. The author... more...